Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Arrives in Canada

The XPERIA X1 from Sony Ericsson, now available exclusively from Rogers Wireless, unites a range of multimedia and communication experiences in a way that can be personalized to reflect how consumers want to use their smartphone. The X1 retails for $249.99 on select three year terms with Rogers.

The XPERIA X1’s unique panel user interface is at the heart of the device’s ability to create and adapt to consumers’ personal choices. The nine panels let consumers access all areas of their life with one touch and can be styled to suit their needs while switching between panels, enabling consumers to enjoy seamless access to the information and applications of their choice.

As Sony Ericsson’s first smartphone to launch in Canada, the XPERIA X1 brings together a large three-inch wide VGA display touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard all wrapped into a sleek arc slider handset with metal finish.

"The X1 runs on the Rogers 3.5 Network, with speeds 3x faster than any other carrier in Canada, enabling audio and video streaming, high speed Internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email on the go with download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps," says John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "In addition to delivering 3G mobile broadband speeds, the X1 supports Wi-Fi to meet the needs of consumers’ always-connected lifestyle."

By incorporating the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system and Microsoft Mobile Office, the X1 provides a powerful mobile PC experience that frees consumers from their home and office.

In the tradition of Sony Ericsson, the X1 offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience with a 3.2 megapixel camera, video streaming, video playback and video recording and the ability to enjoy all their digital music.

-  Personalized panel touch interface - Personalize the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional interface to suit your needs with this customizable 9-panel interface. Choose from a variety of productivity, entertainment and web panels through a constantly evolving library.

-  3" high-resolution WVGA screen - Enjoy the DVD quality screen for video playback, pictures and games.

-  High-speed connectivity - Enjoy fast file downloads and high-speed surfing with Rogers 3.5G network or Wi-Fi.

-  Premium Design - The unique slider design lets you rest your thumbs comfortably on the keypad for texting ease. Use it how you want, with a QWERTY keyboard, touch screen, optical mouse and stylus all in a stylish and sophisticated casing that’s also highly durable.

-  Premium after-sales service - Travel with ease as the X1 includes Advanced Exchange for defective units when you travel globally. Plus, there is a direct and dedicated personal call centre for support just for the X1.

 [June 29, 2009]

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