Posts tagged with: XPERIA
  • by | April 19, 2010 2:24 PM

    After a Sony Ericsson product manager stated that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 can't do multitouch--disappointing quite a few fans of the Android handset--British cell phone retailer mobiles.co.uk is claiming the contrary. According to the retailer, the XPERIA X10 will be getting multitouch via a software update from Sony Ericsson in the second half of this year. Consumers wishing to jump on the XPERIA X10 should be cautioned to make their purchasing decisions accordingly on features presented, not promised nor speculated future features. Especially in this case, since multitouch news ...

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  • by | April 2, 2010 5:30 PM

    In February, we mentioned Sony Ericsson's upgrade path for the Xperia X2, which included plans to release updates in March and May. Although the first update lagged into April, it's finally here. The MR1 firmware update supposedly bumps Windows Mobile to 6.5.2, enables video calling, gives users FM Radio access and introduces fast GPS. Previous bugs should also be resolved. If you happen to have an Xperia X2 and want to update, you can do so using Sony Ericsson's Update Service (SEUS). Let us know in the comments if there are any other hidden gems or new bugs introduced with the upgrade. ...

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  • by | March 30, 2010 1:38 PM

    I got a chance to play with the Android XPERIA handsets at CTIA and Sony Ericsson did a great job with skinning Android on the XPERIA X10 and X10 Mini. In my opinion, the X10 feels a bit on the light side, though still a solid handset--from the large screen I had expected something a bit heftier. The X10 Mini was a joy and still delivers all the power of Android in a small, sleek package. There is also the X10 Mini Pro, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, that adds a sliding keyboard in landscape orientation to the diminutive X10 Mini chassis. The UI is really rich and sleek, ...

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  • by | March 8, 2010 2:31 PM

    This may be a testament to the versatility of Windows Mobile devices or to the genius of certain XDA members. It looks like user sebbo90 has figured out how to run Ubuntu on his Touch Pro2 through haret. Last month, user fatsal did likewise on the XPERIA X1. Ubuntu is a flavor of Linux (similar to Android), but is intended for laptops and desktops. You can give it a try yourself by loading the files onto your storage card, and running haret.exe. So far, most radios don't work, and the keyboard support is still not there, but nevertheless, it's cool to run Ubuntu on your phone! If you enjoy ...

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  • by | February 14, 2010 2:51 PM

    It's clear at MWC this year that Sony Ericsson is placing its bets on Android and not Windows Mobile. They're expanding their line of XPERIA X10 devices with the Mini and Mini Pro. Both devices, as the name implies, are smaller and less powerful versions of the regular X10. They both have a 2.55" QVGA screen (good luck using the tiny onscreen keyboard on the X10 Mini!) with a 600MHz CPU and 128MB of RAM and 2GB of onboard storage. They're running on GSM with HSDPA, and are expected to be released in Q2 2010 in many different colors. They'll also be running the heavily-skinned Android 1.6 ...

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  • by | February 9, 2010 2:35 PM

    Sony Ericsson has alluded in a recent blog post that the XPERIA X10--an Android 1.6 handset with the company's custom Timescape and Mediascape apps--would be getting an upgrade to Android 2.1. The company blogger asks users about features from 2.1 that they would most likely want to see: What benefits from the 2.1 release are you most interested in? That would be really interesting for me to get some more input onÂ…. Additionally, the blogger commented on sAndroid 1.6 and 2.1 and the enhanced experience that Sony Ericsson has created on top of the stock build of the Android operating ...

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  • by | February 4, 2010 1:20 AM

    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 and ROM, but only about half of that is available to ...

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  • by | February 4, 2010 12:00 AM

    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 and it will introduce ...

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  • by | February 3, 2010 11:08 AM

    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. (via: AndroidCentral)

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  • by | January 20, 2010 8:30 AM

    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. (via: Engadget)

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  • by | January 13, 2010 7:17 AM

    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)

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  • by | January 9, 2010 7:58 PM

    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 away, and so it's likely to not be a huge seller.

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  • by | January 6, 2010 3:17 PM

    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? (via: SlashGear)

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  • by | January 6, 2010 10:00 AM

    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, Marketing, Rogers ...

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  • by | December 29, 2009 12:00 AM

    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. (via: Engadget)

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