Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
The unchallenged star of the show that year, the Xperia X1 was the first device in the still popular Xperia series. The smartphone had a powerful feature set (for the time), an interactive panel interface, and a slide-up keyboard. Getting our hands on the device in Barcelona proved to be a challenge, but eventually we came away impressed with what we saw. Unfortunately, the high price and lack of global carrier support kept it out of the hands of most consumers.
CNET's review said: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is a well-designed and fully stocked smartphone that offers great customization through the interactive panel interface. However, with its high price tag, the X1 will be a hard sell for most customers and will be a purely luxury item.
February 12, 2013 11:43 AM PST
Photo by: Corinne Schulze/CNET
| Caption by: Kent German
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