Summary: 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 and downs.
Conclusion: We're very impressed with the device, after initially doubting it could bring enough to the table to compete with the more affordable Sprint HTC Touch Pro and HTC Fuze on AT&T. The hardware is impeccable, the panels are both fascinating and useful, and of course there's no carrier bloatware!
Pros: Fantastic, extremely high resolution display. Excellent touch enhancements, though you'll still need the stylus at times (this is Windows Mobile, after all). We love the panels and don't find the time it takes to load and unload them unreasonable. The device is beautifully crafted, looks exquisit...
Cons: Expensive! Keyboard could have more travel and tactile feedback.
Summary: Yes, ladies and gentlemen. The long wait is finally over. The elusive Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has finally arrived in our labs, and not a moment too soon either. As the competition heats up with both HTC and Samsung churning out Windows Mobile devices at an alarming rate, Sony Ericsson has just taken...
Summary: When one mentions Sony Ericsson, the common man would easily associate the branding with mobile phones that are synonymous with portable media players and cameras. As we welcome a plethora of devices supporting the most basic of cellular functionalities to powerhouse devices that is a full...
Was this hotly anticipated smartphone worth the year-long wait?
Good Gear Guide.au
11 October 2009
Summary: After almost a year of waiting, the XPERIA X1 has finally arrived. It's not the game changing handset that it looked like it would be when it was first announced, but the panel system has its merits and the display and design are first class.
Pros: Build quality and design, excellent display, QWERTY keyboard, range of the latest features
Cons: Lag, preloaded panels aren’t great, little internal memory, still need to use stylus, high price
Conclusion: So where does that leave you overall? If you need a Windows Mobile device, this is among the more user-friendly versions, but doesn’t quite go as far as some of the HTC models. However, the quality feel in the hand will leave an impression.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 : Le premier smartphone sous Windows Mobile chez Sony Ericsson
15 September 2009
Excerpt: Ce smartphone, tournant sous Windows Mobile 6.1 professionnel, profite d’ un processeur Qualcomm MSM7201A, cadencé à 528 Mhz. Il est couplé à une mémoire Ram de 256 Mo qui assure une navigation fluide dans les menus et une exécution rapide des programmes.