We have seen many previews, and also the odd unboxing, but AreaMobile.de has been the first to do a full, detailed review of Sony Ericsson’s new Windows Mobile smartphone.
The 5 page review is too much to summarize, but AreaMobile concludes:
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 impressed with many superlatives. The wide touch screen has a resolution that currently only Toshiba Portege and HTCs Touch HD has achieved. It reacts as sensitively as Apple’s iPhone. But the X1 is still better than all those competitors. It offers the full extendable keyboard, a good camera with many features and is also in an elegant metal case. Power battery with 1500 mAh ensures that the micro-computer does not run out prematurely. Sony Ericsson’s panel operation is not yet mature, but a firmware update is certainly there to help. There will also be growing pains such as the slow response in the panel menus and the lack of auto-rotation to resolve landscape. However the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is, without doubt, the new reference, to which all others must be measured.
High praise indeed. To see how AreaMobile came to their conclusion read their review here (Google translation)