The mobile world congress that took place last was full of new devices, software and the safaricom network won an award for its M-Pesa. But first lets take a look a the device of the meet.

According to its makers the device which is in an Arc slider design comes 3 inch Wide VGA display and premium metal body: with its sophisticated and distinctive design, XPERIA™ X1 redefines premiumness. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 comes with Windows Mobile® which allows you to enjoy your favorite entertainment and work efficiently on the move.  

According to the execs at Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 is not a smart phone but more of a gaming device. Well it will be hard for the Xperia X1 to remain as a gaming device while it’s comes with all the facilities found in most smart phones in the market. The phone lets you enjoy the convergence of communication and entertainment. You can be able to experience the features by simply touching the XPERIA™ panel interface. The QWERTY keyboard makes writing fast and easy.

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.

RSS feeds

With rss feed your phone allows you 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.

Multiple navigation

XPERIA™ X1 lets you interact via numerous intuitive ways. Touch, full QWERTY, 4-way key and optical joystick – you switch seamlessly between operation modes.


How often have you had to get to the net and the phone prove to be slow in connectivity? Well according to Sony Ericsson the Xperia X1 offers quick and easy access to broadband Internet this allow you to have video calls, audio and video streaming, internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email on the go.

Push email

With the recent buzz on blackberry in the East African region, the device comes with instant email on the mobile phone. Messages are sent directly to the phone as soon as they arrive.

Handwriting Recognition

The phone also comes with a text input using stylus on touch screen: one only has to write a character as they would with a pen and it transforms it into the corresponding letter on a keyboard. This comes in the handwriting recognition feature. And for all you who have to be on the net constantly the Xperia X1 comes with Wi-Fi alternative that hooks you up at any hotspot.Sony Ericsson is slated to have the phone out in the first quarter of this year.

Price tag about…$900 or for Kenyans just put aside about Kshs 70,000. 


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