It seems as though our friends at www.mobileburn.com got some hands on time with Sony Erisson’s Xperia X1 today.
Engadget was able to dig up some press pictures of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. One thing we can definitely point out about Sony's new device is that it is probably one of the nicest looking WM devices we have ever laid our eyes on. If the rumors about HTC putting this together for SONY Ericsson are true, I hope to see some of the styling cues in other HTC devices later this year. Just imagine an Android powered HTC device with a look this nice.
Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1 will be the latest HTC OEM device to capture people's hearts just like the Palm Treo did so many years ago. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 will be a Windows Mobile 6 device and from the looks of it, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 will be featuring a custom "Panel Interface" to navigate through open applications on Windows Mobile. We have heard that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 will be featuring quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 900/1700/1900/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA or 850/1700/1900/2100MHz for what seems to be a U.S. or more specifically a T-Mobile U.S. model. We've got a full breakdown of the phone features after the break.
Opera plans to show off its next generation mobile web browser at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. While Opera Mobile 9.5 won’t be available commercially until this spring, the company has released a video previewing some of the browser’s more exciting features.
Opera also has a tendency to release public betas of its mobile software several months in advance of a commercial release. So there’s a good chance you’ll be able to use Opera Mobile 9.5 beta for free for a while before buying it.
In a nutshell, Opera Mobile 9.5 appears to have many of the features that have made Opera Mini popular. But unlike the Java-based Opera Mini, Opera Mobile is designed to run on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones. Opera Mobile 9.5 allows users to view full screen versions of web pages, or to zoom in for more detail. You also get tabbed browsing, fast page rendering, and convenient bookmark, transfer, and history managers.
The browser will also include a mobile version of Opera’s widget engine which allows you to access some web content like Flickr images without opening a web browser. It also packs Flash Lite 3 integration for accessing Flash-heavy web pages like MySpace or YouTube.
HTC Source has just launched a new forum! Feel free to join by clicking on the forum link at the top of the page or in the login area tothe right. There's not a whole lot of conversations going on quite yet, but it'll be a place dedicated 100% to HTC devices and software.
It seems as if HTC Titan owners are in for a nice treat since the good people over at PhoneNews have figured out how to hack the device to enable gpsOne service. For those of you who are not familiar with gpsOne, it allows you to use your CDMA carriers network infomration to accurately pinpoint your location, just like GPS.
Verison and Sprint use this technology on a handfull of devices, but they always charge extra for the service. the HTC Titan can now use google maps or TomTom map software to give you turn by turn directions without having to buy an extra gps location device. Check out the link to PhoneNews for more details
HTC has been hard at work to deliver a much better TouchFLO user interface for thei new devices. Late last night, we got our first sneak preview of Manila which is though to be HTC's second rendition of their touchFLO technology. From the screen shots above you can see that the interface does a little better job of making the windows mobile interface a little more "Touch" friendly.
Since we have not used this interface yet, we'll hold out on any judgement. Anyone here have any first hand experiences they would like to share?