As soon as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 was announced, it immediately received rave reviews as being a smartphone that provides all the common and expected features, productivity tools and usability but combined with a beautiful looking design. It is expected to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2008, and
may also be available as quick as early October.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 provides features who many could get used to. First and foremost in the Internet Explorer Browser, so your surfing is limitless and open. In addition, full RSS subscriptions are available, so you are always updated with your favorite stories, Walyou Tech News, and more of your personal interests right on the Sony Xperia.
For those that take copious notes in meetings, studies, or in other instances, the Xperia provides handwriting recognition. This is a great feature that for the major note takers is not taken lightly. As we have become accustomed with major smartphones, Mobile Office is included, so you can view and edit
your professional documents and paperwork while on the way to or from the office. This is simply another way to be a little bit more productive by having it all in the palm of your hands without the need to carry a laptop for every small edit such as Word documents.
As great as it is to have the productivity features on your phone, we all want the additional fun, and the Sony Ericsson Xperia delivers the Multimedia features beautifully. Windows Media player is included, along with actual FM radio. As before, while on you way to or from work, you can also take a break and listen to
music, watch videos on the large 3 inch screen, and even have live streaming right on the phone. Moreover, with PlayNow 5.0, you can download MP3s you look forward to hearing with a simple touch. The Xperia has a 3.2 MP camera for vibrant picture taking and also video recording. Since it has a large 3 inch touchscreen, it is easy to realize how great your photography abilities truly are.
A few additional features worth mentioning are a full QWERTY keyboard that is hidden right underneath the screen. As the screen is opened, it sits diagonally, making typing, video conferencing, viewing videos and surfing more like a natural act. Moreover, there are notification lights at the coreners of the Xperia, which you may set to you preferences. You can set it, so without a sound or an alarm, you would know if your missed a call, received a text message, or perhaps received an email.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia arrives with 400 MB of memory built in, but it may be expanded up to 32 Gb with one single MicroSD card. In addition, its battery is one of the strongest out there with approximate 10 hours of talk time and up to 800 hours of standby; that provides a smartphone that is great for both productivity and fun…not just one or the other.
Overall, the Sony Ericcson Xperia X1 provides similar specs as we are accustomed to in today’s smartphones, but additional touch ups and design features make it a smartphones that many are looking forward to.