Rachael Gets a Face Lift: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3

sony-ericsson-xperia-x3-rachaelA few weeks previously, we all knew it as the Sony Ericsson Rachael. However, Sony Ericsson have recently announced that they have been wise enough to give their newest Smartphone a proper name – meet the upcoming Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3.Thanks to online retailer Expansys, we’ve gotten the lowdown on this device including a majority of its features and functions. Here they are for your reading pleasure.

Building on the Success

The new X3 will hope to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor which is the XPERIA X1 (the X2 itself is yet to be released to the general public). The X3 will be equipped with the familiar 3D panel UI which is a proprietary Sony Ericsson technology that has received much praise in the X1. However, this time around it will be running over Google’s Android OS – as opposed to the Windows Mobile operating system on the X1. This is definitely an excellent decision from Sony Ericsson as they will be able to move away from the tediousness and sluggishness of Microsoft’s WinMo.


One of the main attractions on the X3 is its amazing 4-inch touch optimized display which is a whole 0.5 inches bigger than the screen of the new Apple iPhone 3GS. According to Expansys it will have the familiar 800 x 400 resolution, but we believe that 852 x 480 pixels sounds more feasible.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 will also be equipped with an 8-Megapixel camera that is also capable of capturing VGA videos at 30 fps. Although VGA-quality video recording isn’t exactly cutting edge nowadays, it’s still a noble effort as this is actually a first for Android-powered mobiles. Aside from a GPS receiver, the XPERIA X3 will also support HSDPA, WLAN, and Bluetooth connectivity, to name a few.


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