Handling the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

AT CTIA 2010 CNET captures the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness on video.

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Two months ago at CES we captured a few photos of the conversation-piece Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness. And now that we're back in Vegas, we're giving it the video treatment as well.

The Pureness lacks the high-end features of its Xperia X10 and X1 siblings. On the bottom, its candy-bar design is basic as well--you'll see just a flat keypad and cramped navigation controls--but look above and you'll notice the translucent display.

It's a bit weird, frankly, so we expect that you'll either love or hate this phone. You can see past the text to the other side of the phone and if you look at it from behind you'll get the same effect (of course with backwards text). Though you could see the display fine indoors we wonder how it will hold up at night and in bright sunlight. And needless to say, the display is not color.

Watch the video to see this fancy phone in action.

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Kent German leads CNET's How To coverage and is the senior managing editor of CNET Magazine. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he started in San Francisco and is now based in the London office. When not at work, he's planning his next trip to Australia, going for a run, or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).

 

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