New Xperia X1 Panels Announced: CNN, Skype, and More

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Sony Ericsson has unveiled four new panels for its Xperia X1. Like all the panels for this smartphone, they will act as a sort of “home Page”,  bringing the content and applications users wants to the forefront.

For those always on the move, an “On the Road” panel will include large touch-friendly icons and a simple layout. It will offer direct access to music playlists and tracks, navigation tools, and easy-to-use call-handling.

A new CNN panel will give users access to the latest news, sport, or weather and a host of CNN content. They will be able to browse information by category, personalize their experience, or plug in a location for localized news.  

A second panel will brings quick access to Skype, telling users at a glance which of their contacts are online, and then call or instant message them.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1A new Mytopia panel will let Xperia X1 users play bingo and poker games with people around the world.

These new panels will be available from www.sonyericsson.com/fun in mid-March.

The X1 comes pre-loaded with a wide range of panels including a Google search panel. Facebook, and Windows Live.

More about the Xperia X1

The Xperia X1 includes a 3-inch, WVGA touchscreenthat can slide aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other navigation options are a four-way d-pad and an optical joystick.

The version of X1 this is available in the U.S.  — the X1i — is a quad-band GSM phone with support for 3G, including the frequencies used in this country. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device includes up to 400 MB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

In addition, this model has a-GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and an FM receiver.

Source: Sony Ericsson

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