Sony Ericsson Announces XPERIA Pureness

XPERIA PurenessWoah! Just when we thought that Sony Ericsson will be sticking to Windows Mobile for its XPERIA line of phones, here they are announcing the XPERIA Pureness. Here’s the press release that they made at London today:

Sony Ericsson shows new Xperia™ Pureness at London brand event

September 3rd 2009 - Today at a business update meeting, Sony Ericsson showed the new Xperia™ Pureness, a simple design phone which brings together beautiful craftsmanship and the concept of “talk, text, time - a holiday from technology”. The Xperia™ Pureness will be officially launched in November 2009 through selected retail distribution channels in key cities around the world.

The handset was shown to media attending an event to launch Sony Ericsson’s new brand direction where the company also confirmed its alignment under the Sony make.believe brand message.

Xperia™ Pureness approaches the mobile phone as a work of art rather than technology. The company’s designers aimed to sculpt an object of design that reflected the purity of water and a sense of calmness when not in use.

More details on Xperia™ Pureness will be available when the phone launches in November 2009.


News update

There’s been a long time ago some news were posted here, and I guess it’s time for an update - The X1 is not dead yet!

We start of with

February 12, 2009 - New Point UI Xperia panel – beta available for free now
Seems like a good panel: “I only installed it this morning but I’ve already been won over.”

February 16, 2009 - 4 new panels announced today at MWC
*On the road

February 24, 2009 - New version of Panels SDK available with open GL ES support
“The new beta includes Open GL ES support and allows you to access the internal hardware graphics acceleration on the X1.”

March 11, 2009 - Evernote panel now live
Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ncr1Ee9e8&fmt=18

March 26, 2009 - SPB Traveller and Weather panels available to download now
“The new weather and traveller panels are both produced by SPB software, the same company which produced the free SPB shell.”

March 27, 2009 - Xperia Certification Program
“It is designed to set highest standard for your applications and allows you to use the “Certified for Xperia X1″ logo in your marketing materials.”

April 22, 2009 - How to use your Xperia X1 – a little guide to Windows Mobile
1. Tweaks For Optimised Performance
2. How to Speed Up Your Memory Card
3. Increasing Your Touchscreen’s Responsiveness
4. Changing the Font Size of Java Applications (JBed)
5. Making the Pop-Up Menus More Finger-Friendly

X1 HTML Panel Creator!

Check this out!!! You can create your own panels over at mysonyericssonblog.com - online!
Click this link to go to the page and have some fun =)

Sony Ericsson Officially Announces US XPERIA X1 Launch - November 28


Sony Ericsson has finally confirmed that the US version of the XPERIA X1 (X1a) is officially coming out through Sony Electronics and authorized retailers on November 28, “Black Friday.” The phone will be sold unlocked for $799.99. Pre-orders through Sony Style will start tomorrow, November 13.

Read the full press release after the jump.

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XPERIA X1 Delivery Problems

Wondering why it is taking so long for Sony Ericsson (SE) to get the XPERIA X1 to your hands? It seems like SE and HTC, hardware maker of the X1, are having problems with the delivery of third party components. Due to a shortage of these components, HTC can’t produce enough X1’s as it should. The bad news is, the delay could go on for several weeks…

Read the news article here on Tweakers.net or here on PC World

Microsoft said “no, no, no”

I still remember in the very beginning phase we a little bit (did) disclose our panel concept to Microsoft, and (the) first reaction from Microsoft was ‘no, no, no! Please stay Microsoft way, Windows way.’ But we showed the panel application, then Microsoft top management suddenly (changed to): ‘yes, OK, you should do that’.

This is not a new article, but interesting.

Click here for the source.

XPERIA X1 Buyers Get Memory Card After Registration


Early adopters of Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 on some countries will get a 4GB memory card after registering their phones. The memory card will contain the movie Hancock, which will appear on DVD in late November.

We can only hope that other divisions of Sony Ericsson will have a similar promotion.

Source: Tweakers.net (translated)

Win an X1!!!

I guess you will like this post. :D

This week will see the last episodes of the Johnny X web drama published, and, as part of the campaign Sony Ericsson is giving away seven X1s. To enter the competition, go to http://www.rocketxl.com/xperia/ watch the episodes, and at the end of each one it asks you how many references to the #9 you see, make your submission and your done. Rinse and repeat with each episode.

Episode 8 came out today and the last one will be out on Friday.



XPERIA X1 Panel to Control the Saab 9-X Air


It seems like Sony Ericsson and Saab is teaming up to add wireless mobile access to control seats, doors, rear compartment, and lighting on the upcoming Saab 9-X Air. According to the press release:

Some of the car features will be remotely controlled by the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X1, providing a premium mobile user experience through its unique customisable touchscreen panels:

  • Control ambient lightning
  • Control front and rear seat settings
  • Lock the car
  • Open the rear compartment
  • Switch on and off the lights (blinkers, main lights…)

This is great news! I believe this is an excellent example of the XPERIA X1’s Panels at work as it provides a customized view for specific applications, in this case controlling the Saab 9-X Air.


Xperia Q and A part 2

Sam and Magnus released this information earlier today:

  • X1a / X1i differences: The X1a will be sold in the US, Latin America and Australia it differs from the X1i in its network configuration and the video support (it is 24 fps instead of 30). Contrary to some rumors, both versions have a front facing camera.
  • Keyboard layouts: A few people picked up on the fact that the X1 product site features two different keyboard layouts – this is due to regional differences. England uses Qwerty – EN, France uses Azerty, Germany uses Qwertz etc…
  • Screen Orientation: there is no button officially assigned to change the screen orientation but it is possible to assign one of the soft keys to do this is you want to.
  • SAR value: Venus max SAR value (of use case of UMTS+ BT turned on) is 1.47w/kg.
  • US release date: This will be announced by Sony Ericsson US on Nov 3rd.

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