Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia offers a unique "Panel" navigation system, a unique sliding qwerty keyboard design, and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, yet the device is far from perfect, keep reading our review to learn more about the X1's ups...
Excerpt: January 2009 By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen Review based on production sample with firmware R1AA017, Generic UK. The Sony Ericsson X1 Xperia was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the beginning of 2008 and it would take 8 months before the X1 became available in stores. A model running on the Windows Mobile platform was not anticipated at the time of the announcement.
Excerpt: The X1 is somewhat of a prodigy. It brings an intriguing Panel interface to the world of Windows Mobile, plus a slick design and arc-sliding keyboard. Sony Ericsson is calling the X1 a "game changer" – throwing unseen marketing might behind the device in hopes of getting attention from those from the entire smartphone community, not just that of Windows Mobile. Is this really a game changer? We have the answer. Read on for the thorough review!
Summary: Give it up, Microsoft. You’ve got the best electronics company in the world making its most expensive handset and using Windows Mobile still feels like hand-coding actuarial tables in C++. Lovely chassis, mind.
Excerpt: For better or for worse, Sony Ericsson isn’t exactly the first name that comes to mind for me when I think about smartphones. That’s not to say that the company doesn’t make quality handsets; it’s just that I’m more familiar with the Walkman line of music phones and the Cyber-shot line of camera phones.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a is the top-of-the-line phone on the Sony Ericsson line-up. The phone is very well built and is fully made of metal and some small pieces of solid plastic. The sliding mechanism is well built and will be able to withstand your daily sliding. The phone has some weight to it which makes it solid and durable.
Excerpt: Our buddys down from Rogers just dropped off a package for us today and opening it revealed the beautiful Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a. Check out the unboxing video below as well as some shots of the package. Check back in a few days for the full review.