Until now, Sony Ericsson's smartphones have run on the Symbian UIQ operating system, but the impressive new Sony Ericsson Xperia X1i is a Windows smartphone featuring a three-inch wide touch-screen display, a slide out QWERTY keypad and a cool metal finish.
The X1i boasts an incredible set of features, including sat nav, a strong camera, stereo music player, Wi-Fi and high speed uploads and downloads, not to mention the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. As a result, the X1i is well equipped to appeal to both early adopting consumers and business users.
At the heart of the X1i is the touch-sensitive operating system which lets the user configure the device into panels, providing access to your most used applications (see image). Meanwhile, the inclusion of HSDPA and HSUPA data speeds enable rapid download and upload speeds - essential for web browsing and uploading photos and videos to sites like YouTube and Facebook.