Combining a 3-inch wide VGA display and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 enables you to work efficiently while on the move (thanks to its Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system) as well as enjoy your favorite entertainment--from music to video. It features a unique customizable paneled desktop that lets you quickly access the applications and functions you use the most. Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), assisted GPS, a large 400 MB internal memory that can be expanded via MicroSD memory cards, FM radio in addition to Windows Media digital audio/video player, and up to 10 hours of talk time (on GSM networks).
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz). It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider. This phone comes with a one-year warranty from a third party provider.
It also offers U.S./international tri-band 3G HSDPA network compatibility (850/1900/2100 MHz). When paired with a compatible 3G network, you'll enjoy a high-speed connection offering a variety of feature-rich wireless services--from data connectivity to your office to multimedia streaming, and take advantage of simultaneous voice and data services. Where 3G networks are not available, you'll continue to receive data service via the EDGE data network (depending on network compatibility).
The XPERIA X1's 3-inch touchscreen has a 480 x 800-pixel resolution and a 65K color depth, and it features a full physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out the left side of the phone. In addition to touch controls, the phone also includes a four-way navigator and control buttons at the bottom of the face. The XPERIA X1's user interface is based on a nine-panel grid desktop, and touching a panel opens up the function or application. Remove, replace and add new panels whenever you want. The phone comes with a number of panels pre-loaded, and many more are available for download. Some of the pre-loaded panels include:
| ||Provides the Windows experience--it allows you to navigate your phone just like in other Windows devices || ||Do a quick search, access your Gmail or find the way via Google Maps. || ||Fish in your phone that react to taps on the screen? Yep, and they're not just for fun. They can let you know when you've missed a call and indicate when your phone's on silent. || ||Customize your desktop with information about the time and weather, news feeds, calendar updates, messaging status and much more. |
With the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, the XPERIA X1 supports Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager, which provides single-point access to line of business and corporate data such as applications, files and other information located on the corporate network. It also provides push email for immediate send and receive on Corporate Microsoft Exchange servers as well as editing of Microsoft Office documents. Additionally, it can handle personal email from POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP accounts.
This phone provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and audio/video remote control. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.
Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, and sound via MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
The arc design gives XPERIA X1 a distinctive and unique look. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard.
The XPERIA X1 also supports RSS feeds, allowing you to use your phone to view up-to-the-minute news and other content from selected Web sites and blogs. Just subscribe to the feed and let it come to you.
Other features include:
- 3.2-megapixel camera with flash can capture video at up to VGA resolution (at 30 frames per second)
- Built-in GPS receiver along with A-GPS for added accuracy via the cellular network
- Secondary camera for making video calls (requires compatible network)
- Music formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+, WMA (including protected WMA)
- PC synchronization: SyncML, ActiveSync
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), HID (support for mice or joysticks), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PAN (personal area networking), SPP (serial port profile)
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of talk time on GSM networks (6 hours on 3G networks), and up to 580 hours of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 850/1900/2100 MHz 3G networks (UMTS/HSDPA).
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1
Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 offers a number of handy features that make searching through email, editing Microsoft Office documents, and staying on top of your most important communications even easier. Emails can now be viewed in their original rich HTML format and now offer the ability to visit embedded links. It also includes Windows Live for Windows Mobile, which provides a full set of Windows Live services, such as the Windows Live Messenger IM application, which now enables you to chat with more than one person at one time or send a file.
With Windows Mobile 6.1, your phone will finally be able to emulate the power and features of your PC's Microsoft Office suite. You'll be able to neatly view, navigate and edit Word documents and Excel spreadsheets in their original formatting--without affecting tables, images or text--as well as view PowerPoint presentations.
- Microsoft Office Word Mobile features include spell-check, Find and Replace commands, bulleted lists, text formatting, and support for tables for the first time.
- With Excel Mobile, you're not just confined to editing charts: with the new Chart Wizard you can create charts quickly and easily.
- PowerPoint Mobile allows you to view the full presentation, rehearse timings, check the order and any live links you may have in your presentation. You can then email comments back to the team or communicate via MSN Messenger for an immediate response.
- After creating or editing a Word document or Excel spreadsheet, you can synchronize it with your PC and it will automatically be converted to the PC version.
All Windows Mobile 6.1 powered devices include Direct Push Technology for up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars, tasks and contacts through Microsoft Exchange Server. It also offers a set of important device security and management features that include the capability to remotely wipe all data from a device should it be lost or stolen, helping ensure that confidential information remains that way.