Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 hands-on

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 hands-onThat’s right folks, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has been given the grubby once-over by the Boy Genius. As the highest-end, and most anticipated, smartphone in Sony Ericsson’s near-term pipeline, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has seen more than its fair share of the light that is lime.

And, just to make sure the rest of us are drooling with envious lust, Boy Genius has posted their own hands-on review of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 – replete with device impressions and photos. The XPERIA brand represents the highest end of Sony Ericsson’s “converged device” market, and as such, it get high marks for all its techno-wizardry. The optical joystick is apparently peachy keen, as is the gloriously wide 800×480 WVGA display. And, with UMTS/HSDPA in tow to make wireless data transfers on Windows MObile 6.1 a breeze, the XPERIA X1 is apparently a joy to use – despite the fact that the Boy Genius‘s pre-production version of the XPERIA X1 tended to bog down a bit.

First-impressions aren’t the end-all-be-all when it comes to handset reviews, but this pre-production XPERIA X1 scored low marks in the QWERTY-keyboard department. That snazzy, arc-sliding QWERTY keyboard is apparently not as easy to use as it was cracked up to be. Lack of feedback is mentioned as the keyboard’s worst attribute – interesting, because our own (limited) time with the XPERIA X1 left us with a positive impression of the solid keyboard and sliding mechanism.

Hit up Boy Genius for the rest of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 gallery – sans Sony Ericsson’s Panel UI, of course.

[Via: Boy Genius Report]

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