4 out of 5 ain’t bad

XPERIA X1Sony Ericsson, one of the largest providers of advanced cellular phones in the World, sold 103 MILLION cell phones in 2007 and is the best-selling phone brand in the Nordic countries.  (Running on the Symbian operating system)   However, SE has announced that in the 2nd half of 2008, they will introduce a Windows Mobile device.    With this introduction, Microsoft will have Windows Mobile licensing deals with 4 of the 5 top phone manufacturers in the World!

The new device will be called the XPERIA X1 and will have a slide out QWERTY keyboard, a 480×800 screen, up to 400MB of memory, a 3.2 megapixel camera, “aGPS” support and other advanced features.   The Sony Ericsson press release for the XPERIA X1 can be found HERE.

This information has received a lot of attention with the various online news sources, links follow:

The Boy Genius Report – Sony Ericsson goes big with the XPERIA X1 and XPERIA White Paper Issued to Developers; New Details.

Brighthand – Sony Ericsson Unveils Its First Windows Mobile Smartphone and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 First Thoughts Preview

Engadget – Sony Ericsson ties up with Microsoft for Windows Mobile devices and No wonder Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1 is so good: HTC makes it and Hands-on with Sony Ericsson’s world beating XPERIA X1

Mobility Site – Sony Ericsson Unveils the XPERIA X1

Pocket PC Thoughts – It’s Official: Sony Ericsson and Windows Mobile Come Together and Three Reasons Why the Xperia Matters

WMExperts – Sony Ericsson Joins the Windows Mobile Camp! and Sony XPERIA X1 Runs WM 6.1

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