Re: waiting for launch news since CES 2009 last January
by ChuckT - 3/22/09 2:27 PM
In Reply to: Great! by MisterNolan
You think that is long? Well, March of 2008, over a year ago, the SonyEricsson Xperia X1 was shown. (Look it up - it really is nice.)
The Xperia X1 is a WinMo (Windows Mobile) 6.1 (may yet be 6.5) cell phone with a resistive (boo!), but otherwise really great screen (high res 800x480). It also has a slide-out keyboard. It looks beautiful.
It is a GSM phone, and has a type of "Panels" main screen that can easily be tailored by the user.
But in the year since being shown, it still is NOT AVAILABLE in the U.S.!!
This is the phone I would have had when it came out, if I could have gotten it. But, lucky for me, it is not available here yet, plus it is not supposed to be subsidized by any phone carrier (will work on AT&T network - my current carrier), so the cost is speculated to be between $600 and $800!! (Way, way too much, and I would have hated to spend that much. I might not have gotten it, because of that.)
So, here I am, a full year later, and now Palm is showing the Pre (big YEAAAH!!). Which looks like a better OS, better UI, cheaper price, cell phone.
I am so glad that SonyEricsson was so late in getting the Xperia out.
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