While I’ve very much enjoyed my Sony Ericsson W300i it doesn’t do much in the data capability arena – email for instance. The below coupled with Mobile 6.0 should do nicely. Also HTC is the manufacturing wizard behind the curtain so you know its quality will be tops. Guess I’ll hold off replacing for a few months longer. Wonder why its not 3G capable? Seems like many of the newer devices are overlooking this including the HTC Touch.
It’s here, the XPERIA X1 QWERTY from Sony Ericsson. Yes, full QWERTY to make the most of that Windows Mobile 6 operating system. SE’s new XPERIA brand will focus on multimedia and mobile web communication. The X1 then, brings a 3-inch wide VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera (with photo light), A2DP Bluetooth, aGPS, WiFi, and microSD — just 400MB on board. On the phone side you’ve got quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 900/1700/1900/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (or 850/1700/1900/2100MHz in what must be a US-bound model). Navigation is accomplished via touch, arc-sliding QWERTY, 4-way key and optical joystick. Now just replace that Internet Explorer Mobile browser with Opera Mobile 9.5 or Skyfire and the 110 x 53 x 16.7-mm X1 is ready to live up to its potential. You know, when it ships in “select markets” in the second half of 2008. Full specs posted after the break.