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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 with SPB Mobile Shell

Remember Xperia X1 and tragic UI panels made by Sony Ericsson (we saw it on MWC 2008)? Although they did not move much from X1 in terms of specs, and Xperia X2 does not seem like anything special, the guys from SE have realized that there is alternative to WM stock UI right there on the market. We had a review of the great SPB Mobile Shell a while ago and could not agree more that this was the best solution for the X2. Check out the image from the Boy Genius Report's coverage of CES 2010.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

But, SE is terribly slow, they waited 2 years to update X1 to X2 and they bring us what ? Same processor, same screen resolution, 4-row keyboard (Touch Pro 2 has 5, with separate number row).

Oh we do expect a lot from X10 with Android platform, but SE needs to move fast and be competitive with the price. Can they do it ?


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“Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 with SPB Mobile Shell”
  • “But, SE is terribly slow, they waited 2 years to update X1 to X2 and they bring us what ? Same processor, same screen resolution, 4-row keyboard (Touch Pro 2 has 5, with separate number row).”

    Damn right.IMO they should have temporarily halt any WinMo initiative until WinMo 7.Focus on what works.

    Actually if SE have the slightest intellect to interpret how Nexus One’s debut can/should aid to their scheme of things,there are good opportunities should they choose to widen their perspective.

    For 1 thing,Google didn’t really capitalize on N1’s pre-launch hype and fanbois’ hopes (DISCLAIMER:- YES I’m part fanboi).The only “revolution” from the superphone is that Google now has an own Android through and through directly.A ho-hum “unlocked” business model that’s just “normal” for everywhere else globally outside the American market.Yes specs on paper versus launch price comparisons makes the N1 now a worthy rival to iPhone,I still feel that Google could have done better with a truly simultaneous global launch with a nicely rounded $500.00 price tag…well they didn’t.And the good thing from that is that it should give Google’s Android smartphone partners (HTC included along with Moto,Samsung,SE,Acer and LG) the necessary breathing space to rethink product development for the same platform.

    Where SE could win are at market price and expansion strategy.SE has the upper hand on home turf Asian,European and unlocked countries and the X10 shares the same Google advantage ergo Android.Granted that maybe SE have lesser choice but to charge a bit of a premium but they cannot repeat Nokia’s slow pace of market introductions and of course the latest lesson from Google’s N1.SE’s Japanese DNA needs a serious review as they’re still banking on featurephone sliders.

    I’m afraid it’s gonna take an epic failure for the X10 before SE finally “gets it”.Hopefully SE’s not gonna gamble that way.

  • Actually big deal.. SE is slow.. things that you can do is wait. but eventually use SPB Mobile Shell to update your X2.. SE must focus on work. Use SPB Mobile Shell for the Update for free.. because you know buying SPB Mobile SHell for 29.95$ you know If your buying a X2 or a Handset it would cost expensive so the SPB Mobile SHell must be free to SE WinPhones so it gets faster