Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

Sony Ericsson has taken the lid off the Xperia X2, a Windows Mobile smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard that looks suspiciously like last year's model.


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All right, we won't pretend we're utterly surprised by the announcement of the Xperia X2. It was only a matter of time before Sony Ericsson made things official after the persistent leaks on the web. So here it is, the Xperia X2, a Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional smartphone that is expected to be available Q4 in Asia Pacific.

Below is a quick side-by-side comparison of the Xperia X2 and X1:

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
110x54x16mm, 155g 110x53x16.7mm, 145g
3.2-inch WVGA 65K colours touchscreen 3-inch WVGA 65K colours touchscreen
528 MHz processor Qualcomm MSM 7200 528MHz processor
512MB ROM / 256MB RAM 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
microSD card slot microSD card slot
8.1-megapixel camera 3.2-megapixel camera
3.5mm audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
Windows Mobile 6.5 Windows Mobile 6.1

The three-by-three panel concept that debuted on the Xperia X1 has also made it to the X2. According to Sony Ericsson, the X2 will be preloaded with 14 panels and users have the option to download an additional 16 from PlayNow Arena. Some of these include Skype, Mytopia, Google, CNN and Windows Live. Going by the screenshots, it is possible to take a picture or upload an existing image directly from the Facebook panel on the device. Double-clicking the new SlideView button activates the grid and you can flip through all the panels on the handset. There's also a new feature that lets you set which panels to appear at selected times of the day.

Other enhancements to the interface include SlideView and a 3D Signature panel. These are new terms to us. But in a nutshell, SlideView lets you have quick access to your contacts, messages, multimedia content, etc. It also gives you an overview of missed calls, emails and text messages. Building on the same shortcut concept is the 3D Signature panel that comprises of 3D boxes of different sizes and has a ripple-like effect when activated. From here, various apps are sorted into business, fun and communication categories.

The X2 runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system and, along with it, Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile with OneNote, and support for Microsoft Exchange services. The 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen is a resistive-type display which requires slight pressure to detect key presses. The stylus is stowed away in a compartment slot on the device. Aside from that, the X2 also supports HSPA 7.2Mbps/2Mbps download/upload speeds, as well as TV-out. Of the 512MB ROM, about 110MB is available to the user.

Sony Ericsson hasn't announced a price for the Xperia X2 yet, but the device is expected to be available early Q4 in Asia Pacific. We can only hope that this happens on 6 October when Windows Mobile 6.5 debuts at the same time.

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Mikaela posted a comment   

this is a very very good looinq phone !

 

Useless phone posted a comment   

The Good:not much good

The Bad:Too little, too late. The end of the line

This phone should have come out earlier last year. It would have been reasonable then. Now, everything else has passed it by.

The entire OS platform, Windows Mobile 6.5, that this phone uses, seems to have been axed before the phone is even released.

Microsoft is now focusing on Windows Mobile Seven, which is an entirely new and incompatible platform.

Which means the Xperia X2 is a dead duck.

But don't worry. Sony Ericsson is about to release its successor, the Xperia X10, which runs Android, and will have a long future.

 

gypsie-dreamz posted a comment   

Do we know when it'll be available in AUS??? and how much?

 

gypsie-dreamz posted a comment   

Do we know when it'll be available in AUS??? and how much?

 

noobdeagle posted a comment   

is the screen colors a typo i mean 65k is really bad

 

kiki posted a comment   

Question: how about the problem of "Frequent lag spikes" that was mentioned in the X1's review? Any improvement in X2?

 

dualcore posted a comment   

az i see in rthe se site there is no video calling in x2 specification

 

dualcore posted a comment   

wow i found that x2 doesnt have the radio
wooooooooooooooooooooooow

dualcore
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dualcore posted a review   

you have forgoy to deiffer the internal memory
x2 phone memory = 110 MB
x1 phone memory = 400 MB
i dont know why they did this kind of design
i mean the x2 that is more much professional , but the less phone memory

Jono
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Jono posted a review   

The Good:qwerty, almost everything

The Bad:where is the camera flash? no protection for camera lens

Sony Ericsson need to put a flash in this or a qwerty keyboard in the Satio (iduo).


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  • Mikaela

    Mikaela

    "this is a very very good looinq phone !"

  • Useless phone

    Useless phone

    "This phone should have come out earlier last year. It would have been reasonable then. Now, everything else has passed it by.

    The entire OS platform, Windows Mobile 6.5, that this ph..."

  • gypsie-dreamz

    gypsie-dreamz

    "Do we know when it'll be available in AUS??? and how much?"

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