Sony Ericsson has announced a brand-new, er, brand, called Xperia, with a snazzy new Windows Mobile device. Not only is this a landmark phone for the company, it's also the first for it to use Windows Mobile.
The new X1 handset has a 76mm (3-inch) touch-sensitive screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, Windows Media Player, 3D game support, FM radio, Internet Explorer, RSS feed reader, Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA, a microSD slot and 400MB of internal memory. It's also got a Qwerty keyboard stashed under that big ol' screen, which slides out from underneath.
But it also features Xperia 'panels', which are essentially customisable buttons below the screen on the front of the phone. These should give you quick access to your music, Web browser and your favourite stash of mobile celebrity porn.
Interestingly, it's HTC who's manufacturing the handset. Crazy times indeed. There's no word on UK availability or pricing at the moment, but our man with a plan, Andrew 'naked-on-the-rooftops' Lim is out at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we speak, no doubt with gel in his hair and phones on his mind, so expect updates soon. For now, click through for more sexy pics. -Nate Lanxon
Update: Read our full Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 preview.
This would be the slide-out Qwerty keyboard we're all excited about these days.
The interesting new interface is somewhat interesting. We'll be poking around the various incarnations of it soon.
Around the back you can check out the brushed aluminium and the snazzy 3.2-megapixel camera. Who would've thought this was a Windows Mobile phone, eh?