XPERIA X1 Is I4U Gift Guide Tip #89

Posted: Nov 15 2008, 3:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:40am CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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Sony Ericsson announced to sell their first Windows smartphone unlocked in the US. The stylish Windows smartphone with the unique slide-out keyboard is an ideal choice if you are looking for a unique new phone for yourself or to gift this Holidays. Why is it going to be unique?
At a price of $799.99 you most likely be the only one in your company, street, or village to own the XPERIA X1. The high price gives you the right to brag about your independence from carriers and that you do not need subsidies/bribes those iPhone and BlackBerry fanboys take from carriers.
The XPERIA X1 is a cool looking arc slider phone with integrated QWERTY keyboard and 3 inch W-VGA (800x480px) touchscreen.
Sony Ericsson tries to catch up with the Apple iPhone interface with their new panel interface. Additionally the XPERIA X1 lets you interact in four different ways: Touch, full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way key and optical joystick.
Other features of the XPERIA X1 include HSDPA, Wifi, 3.2MP camera, aGPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, music player, video player, 400MB internal memory, and microSD card slot.

Sony Ericsson managed to keep the size of their first Windows smartphone fairly small with 110x53x16.7mm. The weight of the XPERIA X1 is 145g.

For Whom:
A great gift for a special someone who appreciates a unique, stylish and powerful smartphone.

The Good:
Unique Design
Interesting Panel UI
QWERTY Keyboard
HSDPA and Wi-fi
3.2MP Camera

The Bad:
A bit thick
High price, because sold unlocked

Where to Buy:
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is available for pre-order on Sony Style for $799.99. The XPERIA X1 ships on Black Friday. See also other cool unlocked phones sold on

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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