For those who missed it, here’s the second part of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Webcast. I came in a bit late and missed the first part where they talked about Johnny X. In any case, they did mention that the full webcast video will be available on the 17th. Enjoy.
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There is still no exact date but Daniel Ljunggren, Sony Ericsson head of XPERIA product management, showed some slides at the company’s Capital Markets Day mentioning that the XPERIA X1 is coming out Q4 2008. This is at least a more official statement than the one we got from Handango. Lets just hope that Q4 means October and not December.
In the presentation, one slide mentions one of the two X1 models, the X1a. Another slide defines the Panels philosophy:
User always LIVES in ONE of the active experience
Sony Ericsson has confirmed today that the XPERIA X1 will indeed run Windows Mobile 6.1. They have also re-confirmed that the X1 will be available “in selected markets” second half of 2008. There is still no mention of 1700 Mhz support.
It is expected that Microsoft will finally launch Windows Mobile 6.1 later today at CTIA.
Read the full press release.
Despite all the rumors that have been appearing lately that the XPERIA X1 release has been pushed to February 2009, the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog heard from Aldo Liguori, Sony Ericsson Corporate VP for Global Communications and PR:
I can confirm that we will be launching the X1 product in 2nd Half of 2008, as per our announcement of 10th February that we made in Barcelona.
A good indicator of the XPERIA X1 release is when Microsoft officially announces Windows Mobile 6.1.
Sony Ericsson has just announced the XPERIA™ X1 - their first Windows Mobile powered smartphone. The XPERIA X1 features a 3-inch touch-screen WVGA (840×480 pixel) screen, arced slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a GPS receiver (aGPS), FM radio, optical joystick navigation, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It has WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 built-in, and supports EDGE and 3G.
Displayed at the Mobile World Congress 2008, it boasts of its “XPERIA™ Panels”, a nine-panel-thumbnail launcher, that can be displayed horizontally, vertically, or fanned like cards. Each panel can be customized to display a collection of widgets that you can group together based on your preference. You can then have up to nine panels to act as windows to social networking, news feeds, email, etc.
Full Specifications and additional images after the jump.