Unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was this gorgeous super-connected slider known as the XPERIA X1, Sony Ericsson’s first Windows Mobile phone. When released later this year, the X1 will be the first device in the new XPERIA line to "make the concept of "One Phone for Your Life’ a reality and finally give consumers the freedom of true mobility."
Featuring a 3-inch touchscreen that the press release and portions of the product site indicate is VGA (Engadget and the X1 home page say WVGA), 3.2-megapixel digital camera, HSDPA/HSUPA, 400MB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot, the X1 measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches and weighs 5.1 ounces.
The X1 is smaller and lighter than both the new Sony mylo 2 and Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, which it is not designed to compete with yet will inevitably still be compared to (at least by some) in terms of design and the general "internet in your pocket" experience. Personally, I don’t think it has to be an either-or situation. I’d happily take all three (especially since only the X1 is a phone)!
More info and images:
- Sony Ericsson – XPERIA X1
- XPERIA X1 home page
- Press release (Sony Ericsson link)
- Press release (Microsoft link)