I have a sick fascination with gadgets, but maybe not quite the budget to afford or fully demonstrate this. The latest item to catch my eye: The Sony Xperia X1a.
This smartphone has been pimped and pumped before my eyes on the intarwebs for nearly a year now. I almost can’t take it, but just last week it showed up on www.sonystyle.com for pre-order priced at $799.99. I guess it was available before, but this was the international not quite guaranteed to work in the US spectrum version.
So the question bugging me now is: do I pull the trigger, pull out the plastic and ring it up? Is this phone worth $800+? Is any phone for that matter? If I think of it as a computer, maybe it’s not so pricey. But then again, more powerful computers don’t cost this much.
Considerations: it’s sexy, but is it as sexy as a iphone 3g? Well, I need winmo for work, so that’s shuts out the iphone and also I have an unhealthy aversion to buying things that I think the “masses” have. I’ve always liked Sony Ericsson phones. 4 out of my 6 cell phones have been SE phones. The interface is great, but again this is a pretty Windows Mobile interface. I do expect it will play nice with multimedia. Hmmm….
The only way to really know is to get one I suppose. If anyone’s got any opinions, post up some comments so I can weigh my options. In the meanwhile, check out these vids:
and a sick voice command vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?