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Sony Ericsson product announcements - Esato Special
Live from the event. Sony Ericsson W980, C702, Z770, G700, G900 and the XPERIA X1
10 February 2008
Updated after the even was finished.
I was expecting a P5 update as the major thing this evening. Sony Ericsson surprised me by announcing three new series of handsets. XPERIA series, G and C series. Both the G and XPERIA models looked impressive.
The XPERIA X1 is running the Windows Mobile 6 operating system, but XPERIA is not locked to a certain operating system. The next model could well be a Symbian UIQ device. X1 reminds me of HTC TyTN II. It is a slider model with extractable QWERTY keyboard. It is also a system built on Windows Mobile. We were not allowed to check out any of the demo devices but they seemed to be working copies.
The G700 and G900 are similar, with added WLAN and a 5 megapixels camera on the G900 where the G700 have 3.2 megapixles resolution. These models were running on proprietary Sony Ericsson operating system, and combined the well known Sony Ericsson user interface using the keyboard with a touch screen. The combination of a familiar keyboard interactivity and touch screen was very appealing. It was highlighted that the G-series not are Smartphone but will give a much richer user experience.
W980 Walkman announced
C702 Cybershot announced
A new G-series announced
XPERIA X1 announced
All phones announced today have 3G. The P-series will continue to exist.
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