Sony Ericsson have been very protective of the Xperia X1. At the recent trade shows the X1 has either been behind glass or in the tight grip of a Sony Ericsson employee.
Our colleagues at CNET Asia have "pulled some strings" (read: made Sony Ericsson an offer they could not refuse) to score hands-on photos of the X1 with the Windows Mobile interface on screen for the first time, rather than the impressive looking "Xperia panels" display.
Open for business
The Xperia X1 open, QWERTY keypad exposed and ready for business.