Brandon Miniman at pocketnow.com has been checking the panels page at SE’s website every day since their review on the X1.
Now many of you have probably been busy playing with your X1 or avoided any news related to it until they got their own to noticed the ‘release’ of the latest panel. Let us introduce to you, the Windows Live panel
(I personally don’t have my X1 yet so I have not been able to try it out. Let us know what you think of it)
SE-NSE is the latest site to put up a review of Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1. Here are some bits from the review:
There are currently no Sony Ericsson phones that should be compared to the X1. Nor are there any that can match the X1 in terms of features and functionality. If we were to take a comparing look at the global market of smart phones, we’d find a tiny selection of smart phones that are similar to the X1, but not a single of these is a match for the X1. More on this later in the review.
I mentioned holding the handset so let’s go back to that for a moment. There are two small annoyances that I must mention first. One is that the screen section has a slight wiggle when extended, but only when you press the screen. This isn’t a major problem and to be honest I was half expecting it, but it does detract from the premium nature of what is otherwise a very well put together piece of technology. The other is that the keys underneath the screen click a little too loudly. Now this last point is arguably one of personal taste and some may disagree with me on this particular point, but for me the click was just that little bit too much. Those minor issues aside the X1 feels like a bespoke product not a mass produced handset.
Ok US folks, true to their word, Sony Stlye is now showing the XPERIA X1 (X1a) now available for pre-order. It is interesting however that only the silver model is available. It’s $799.99 with free shipping and is indicated that the in will be available “on or about 11/21/2008″ which is a week early from “Black Friday” — I guess to give leeway for shipping.
Others have also reported that J&R is also listing the XPERIA X1a (also silver only) available for pre-order. Best Buy is also now listing the XPERIA X1a - Silver for pre-order.
If you find other online stores listing the XPERIA X1a, provide a link in the comments so we can add it to the article.
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.
Ok folks, time to add a new feature to the site. As more and more members are getting their hands on the XPERIA X1, the usual question among the first time and veteran Windows Mobile users is, where to get XPERIA software or apps that are optimized to the XPERIA’s 800×480 (WVGA) screen.
The new XPERIA Software Section here at inxperia.com aims to do just that. The only way it will become useful however is for you, the members, point to apps, panels, themes, that you find interesting, useful, and can’t live without. You are free to add new apps, panels, and themes to the list as long as it somehow links back to the developer’s website or the app’s homepage so we always get the latest updates and more importantly, help support the developers. Let’s help build the XPERIA ecosystem! =D
Click on the Apps link above now to go to the Software Download section.
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…
Sony Ericsson just launched an XPERIA X1 site called bethefirstx1.com that targets three southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The site basically lets you sign-up to pre-order the X1 so you can be one of the first to own one by November 14.