Sony Ericsson, in announcing the upgrade path for Windows Mobile 6.5.3 for its high-end XPERIA X2, has gone on record saying that its X2 Windows Mobile handset doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for Windows Mobile 7!
According to Sony Ericsson in detailing its Windows Mobile 6.5.3 upgrade, “Before anyone asks, no it won’t ever go onto Windows Mobile 7, it won’t support the hardware.” It’s been long rumored that Windows Mobile 7 may require some high-end specs.
The XPERIA X2 has a 528 MHz Qualcomm processor with 256 MB each of RAM [...]
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 will be receiving several important upgrades, though none of them will reach an upgrade for Windows Mobile 7. The handset is expected to get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5.2 from Windows Mobile 6.5 and then later to 6.5.3, which brings along some changes to the user experience.
According to the Sony Ericsson blog,
In March, we’ll launch our first upgrade (MR1). It will upgrade Windows Mobile from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2 (which will improve both the stability and usability of the device), it will bring in the use of video telephony, an FM radio [...]
If you can’t wait for the XPERIA X10 to hit sometime this quarter and you’re stuck on Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA branding, then you’ll be happy to know that you can do a brain transplant on your Windows Mobile XPERIA X1 so that it can run Android. Unlike the X10, your X1 won’t have the Snapdragon processor, but at least you’ll get a gorgeous sliding keyboard with this Android mod.
It looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Android handset is proving quite worthy as a 3D mapping program is able to pan and tilt around the city at a whopping 30 frames per second (FPS) or higher. The mapping app right now is still in proof-of-concept stage, and we’re hoping it gets shipped and ported to multiple platforms. Check out the video below.
It looks like the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 may be the only handset that will getting delayed–the Android-based XPERIA X10 with its user interface will still launch this year in the first quarter. According to a Sony Ericsson spokesperson in a clarification statement to MobileTech Addicts, “If anything appeared (on the Sony Ericsson website) saying otherwise, then it was incorrect.” The device seems to be on track for its release.
(via: Clove UK)
Out here at CES there isn’t much new for Windows Mobile, except a little piece of information I was able to shake loose from a Sony rep. Apparently the X2, which has been recently dumped from Vodafone’s future line up, will be sold unlocked starting this summer at Sony Style stores. The unlocked version will work on AT&T 3G, but probably not T-Mobile. No word on price, but a $500-$600 range makes sense.
It’s a shame that the X2 has been delayed for so long. By the time it is released in the summer, Windows Mobile 7 devices should be just weeks [...]
There are some leaked shots of what appears to be the Sony Ericsson X10 in a miniature form factor. The device has the codename of Robyn, though we’re going to refer to it as the SE XPERIA X10 Mini, following Nokia’s Symbian naming convention of the N97 and N97 Mini. The XPERIA X10 Mini looks like its older brother, but has a miniaturized form factor for those who’d like a slightly smaller screen and less bulk.
Is the XPERIA X10 Mini still sexy or does the device feel less powerful lacking in the large multimedia-centric display?
Canadian wireless carrier Rogers will be the first North American carrier to be carrying the multimedia-centric Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, an Android handset that sports the same 16:9 480 X 854 resolution FWVGA screen that is found on the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. The device will most likely arrive in subsidize format with a contract agreement on Rogers in the second quarter:
“At Rogers, we have built our legacy on innovation, bringing the most exciting and exclusive handsets first to customers in Canada,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President, [...]
For those who are still waiting for Sony Ericsson to release the Windows Mobile XPERIA X2, there is now a fake floating around called the XDERIA X2 which also runs Windows Mobile and what looks to be a version of SPB Mobile Shell. The faux XDERIA seems to boast some cool specs, including a 12-megapixel camera and dual SIM card slots, though we’re not sure if those specs are really real or as fake as the knock off itself.
Early last month, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 panel system was hacked to work on the Touch Pro2 and other devices with WVGA screens. Users of these devices were finally able to enjoy the glorious fish panel, but other compatible panels were limited. Unfortunately, it was also slow to load. Many users were hoping to see the newer X2 panel manager available for other devices soon. Well, the Xperia X2 ROM was recently dumped and dissected. As a result, we now have a new panel manager for the Touch Pro2.
Ark_N has put together a package that enables Touch Pro2 users to run the X2 [...]
There’s an ongoing debate as to which touchscreen is more accurate between the capacitive and the resistive. Obviously, using the stylus on a resistive touchscreen will be more accurate than your finger on a capacitive one.
TouchMark is a free application that will offer a score for the accuracy of your touchscreen based on calculations after some tests which imply tapping the screen, either with stylus or finger, useful for comparing accuracy between same touchscreen types of different devices or between resistive and capacitive. As far as the score is concerned, the [...]
While we’re still waiting for Sony Ericsson to release the venerable XPERIA X2 running Windows Mobile 6.5 on its great sliding QWERTY form factor, our European friends already have the device and have unboxed it on video for all to see.
(via: MobileTechWorld and Tracy and Matt’s Blog)
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is due to release soon on Vodafone UK, but one lucky user has received his early and is posting about his experiences on XDA-developers. Gtrab has provided a multitude of videos, pictures and other materials for those waiting in line for the X1’s successor. He notes that the device comes with a 4GB microSDHC card, microUSB and TV-out cables. Regarding build quality, he feels that it’s more solid than the X1, though it’s thinner and lighter. The quick start guide (PDF) has also been posted for curious onlookers. Live vicariously by watching [...]
The unique panels on the Xperia X2 have been extracted and, like the Experiment 13 game, they are now making their rounds on X1 devices. The video below shows the mesmerizing Tilewave panel in action on one user’s X1. He takes us on a tour of the weather, calculator and RSS feed features. You can also clearly see that he has the Pixel City panel loaded (CityNight/Day). The panel manager appears to have been ripped as well. Of course, not everything is working, but it’s causing a lot of excitement over on XDA-developers. If you’re interested, check out the Xperia X2 [...]
The Xperia X1 came with a great game called Xtrakt, which is still one of the best games available on Windows Mobile. This time, with the Xperia X2, a new puzzle game is bundled. It’s called Experiment 13 and has fantastic gameplay with great graphics.
The wonderful folks at XDA-developers have managed to rip it from a dumped Xperia X2 ROM. It’s available in CAB format for easy installation and is working wonderfully on multiple devices. Grab it on XDA-developers and give it a spin to see if it works on your device. Enjoy! The goal of the game is to guide the [...]
Unfortunately for owners of the XPERIA X1, Sony Ericsson has confirmed that an official update to Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. An unofficial version was obtained by XDA-Developers, but for those looking for an official release will be out of luck in updating their devices at this time.
Sony Ericsson has unveiled that the user interface–previously referred to as UX for User eXperience–on the Sony Ericsson Android XPERIA X10 (also previously referred to as the X3), is now known as the Nexus UI. Nexus provides a custom overlay on top of Android and inegrates neatly with media files through the MediaScape interface and with social networking through the SocialScape interface. According to Gizmodo, which had some hands-on time, you can opt to use stock Android apps if you’d like and aren’t bullied into the Nexus experience if you prefer a more [...]