Wooargh! This one looks good! Sony Ericsson have just released details of their new XPERIA X1 ‘arc slider’ 3G HSDPA phone that comes with an intriguing new ‘panel interface’ running on top of Windows Mobile.
Sporting a wide pitch, fully functional QWERTY keyboard, aGPS and a huge 3″ wide VGA (800×480, 65k colours) touchscreen display, the new super-swishy interface offers nine, finger touch panels giving nippy access to user defined apps.
There’s also a 4-way navigation key and optical joystick to help users get around, with up to to 400 MB of built in phone memory, backed by a MicroSD card slot.
Being a Sony Ericsson, there’s also half a ton of multimedia goodies wedged onboard, with the X1 packing an integrated 3.2 megapixel autofocus still/video camera with photo light, FM RDS radio, realtime video streaming, 3D games, Java and Bluetooth stereo (A2DP).
No news of availability or pricing yet, but with a host of international websites already set up, it looks to be getting a worldwide launch pronto.
Size110 x 17 x 53 mm/ 4.3 x 0.7 x 2.1 inches
Weight 145 g/ 5.1 oz
Available colours Solid Black
Screen 800 X 480, 65,536-colour TFT
Memory SanDisk Micro™ support, Up to 400 MB (Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration)