November 12, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Ah, phones really are mini computers these days, aren’t they? Windows Mobile puts some of the punch into Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1, whose availability in the U.S. will be arriving “in time for the holidays,” the company announced today.
The little Windows Mobile marvel lets you have your phone, with 3G access to the Internet and other goodies as well.
The Arc slider design gives you a 3-inch-wide VGA display and with a sleek metal body, and slide-away access to the QWERTY keyboard as quick as you can say “Draw!”
Other highlights include:
- Multiple navigation, including touch, keyboard, four-way key and optical joystick
- Video call, in case you want to literally see who’s on the other line
- Built-in camera, because what would a cell phone be without one
- Capture the action, which lets you shoot some video clips too
- Push email, for instant access to your account
- RSS feeds, for the latest headlines from your favorite websites
- Handwriting recognition, so you can use the stylus and it’ll translate to the right letters on the keyboard.
Well, I might have a little trouble with that last one thanks to my wretched handwriting. Check back at Sony Style for availability and pricing.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.