Woah! 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.
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
“The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone works pretty well right out of the box, but since Windows Mobile works better when tweaked and the X1 isn’t perfect in its factory condition, I’ve put together a list of 15 tips to help users get the most out of their devices as quickly and easily as possible.
Whether it’s a software/utility recommendation, a little trick, or a simple tweak that doesn’t require a registry editor, all of the following tips are sure to enhance and improve the Xperia X1’s user experience.
These tips can be used in any order and combination, so feel free to pick and choose.”
Good news for Mac users. A new version of Salling Media Sync (v1.0.2) has been released adding support to the XPERIA X1. Salling Media Sync allows you to sync music, playlists, and podcasts from iTunes to your X1.
According to the website:
Salling Media Sync does not copy DRM-protected media, as it wouldn’t play on your device. When buying music from the iTunes Store, we recommend looking for items labelled “iTunes Plus”. Music that has been ripped from CDs in MP3 or M4A format will sync without problems.