Will Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 be the iPhone killer?

If you are tech savvy or you just love trying newly released smart phones then you may want to look forward for Xperia X1; Sony Ericsson’s newest smart phone. Xperia X1 series was first displayed in the Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona, Spain last February 10, 2008 and it will be out in the market on the 3rd quarter of this year.

According to some tech reviews, there’s a huge chance that it will far exceed the performance of iPhone when it comes to sales once it was formally introduced in the market. This Windows Mobile Professional device will include up to 400 MB of internal storage, and a Memory Stick Micro card slot for additional storage. It will be 4.3 inches wide, 2.1 inches tall, and 0.66 inches thick (110 mm x 53 mm x 16.7 mm). It will weigh 5.1 oz. (145 g).

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the company’s new flagship convergence phone. This smart phone sports a great-looking design and packs in Wi-Fi, assisted GPS, A2DP stereo Bluetooth and an auto focus 3.2 megapixel camera with a photo light and video recording.

This smartphone will include a 3-inch WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchs creen that can slide aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other navigation options will be a four-way key and an optical joystick. X1 will be a quad-band GSM phone with support for the 3G frequencies used around the world.

Here are the detailed features :

  • XPERIA panel interface
    Enjoy access to different experiences – Web, multimedia, applications – from your desktop. Navigate with the tip of your finger. Configure and have your XPERIA panels just the way you want them.
  • Arc slider design
    The arc design gives XPERIA X1 a distinctive and unique feel. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard.
  • Video call
    See who’s talking with your 3G phone. During a video call, you see a live video stream of the person you’re talking to and they can see you.
  • Integrated camera
    Built-in digital camera with screen viewfinder, dedicated menus and direct interaction with in-phone imaging and messaging features.
  • RSS feeds
    Use your phone to view up-to-the-minute news and other content from selected Web sites and blogs. Just subscribe to the feed and let it come to you.
  • Web wherever
    Truly mobile internet lets you enjoy browsing the Web and effectively manage your email from the convenience of your phone, wherever you are.
  • Links you like
    Forget cables – wireless is the way forward. Connect to other devices with Bluetooth to sync, share and send.

Sony Ericsson is not yet willing to disclose how much this new smart phone model will cost.