|Announced on February 10, 2008, the new Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 is a distinctive, arc-slider mobile phone delivering a premium, converged mobile experience addressing web communication and multimedia entertainment. This announcement sees the introduction of Sony Ericsson’s new XPERIA™ brand, representing Sony Ericsson’s vision for a premium, energized communication experience at the forefront of mobile convergence.||Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1.|
The XPERIA X1 runs Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6, an open platform and applications designed for X1 will run on other Windows Mobile 6 devices with the same screen resolution and hardware features. The XPERIA X1 combines a 800×480 pixel WVGA touchscreen, a wide-pitch full QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, A-GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera and 400MB user free memory in a quality metal-finish body. The Java™ ME Platform is also supported with CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0 and other JSRs.
XPERIA X1 in more detail
The XPERIA X1 is a feature-rich phone with a distinctive design. The arc form-factor allows the touchscreen to be moved upwards to reveal a wide-pitch, full QWERTY keyboard. The 800×480 pixel, 3 inch, WGVA screen supports finger-touch and stylus input, and the 4-way key and optical joystick offer other input methods.
Unique to Sony Ericsson is the XPERIA panel user experience. This UI gives configurable, finger-tip navigation to access different options through panels displayed on the desktop. The phone comes preloaded with panels allowing the end-user to switch between various experiences and configure panel behavior/settings.
|The XPERIA X1 showing the XPERIA panel user experience.|
Web communication benefits from 3G, HSDPA (High-speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High-speed Uplink Packet Access) network support, delivering data at speeds comparable to or better than fixed-line broadband access systems. The XPERIA X1 has 400MB user free memory for storage, 512MB Flash memory, uses microSD™ memory card for extendable, removable storage and has 128MB RAM memory.
In addition to the features already mentioned, the feature list is extensive and includes 3.2 megapixel camera, WiFi, A-GPS, full HTML browser and FM radio.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 will be available in selected markets during the second half of 2008.
Sony Ericsson has a multi-platform strategy to be able to bring a wide range of user propositions to the global market, and products are positioned by end-user benefits rather than by operating systems.
The XPERIA X1 runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, an open platform and applications designed for X1 will run on other Windows Mobile 6 devices with the same screen resolution and hardware features. The .NET Compact Framework in Windows Mobile 6 helps developers manage screen resolution differences and automatically scales all controls to account for design-time resolution and runtime resolution differences. The XPERIA X1 has a WVGA, 800×480 pixel screen which is a standard screen resolution in Windows Mobile 6.
Sony Ericsson Developer World now has a new Docs & Tools section for Windows Mobile providing links to Microsoft’s developer community, Visual Studio 2005, Windows Mobile developer resource kit and the Windows Mobile SDK. More information and Sony Ericsson-specific documentation will follow.
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Developers can also make use of the Java ME Platform to create applications and content. The XPERIA X1 supports the following JSRs:
CLDC 1.1 (JSR 139)
Java MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118)
PDA Optional Packages (JSR 75)
Wireless Messaging API (JSR 120)
Mobile Media API (JSR 135)
The XPERIA X1 supports Windows Mobile themes which are created by the Microsoft Theme Generator, not Sony Ericsson’s Theme Creator tool.