Phone Arena has recently had the chance to play with an XPERIA X2 unit and found out what the Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone is all about. The result of their experience with the phone was a preview, that we’ll dissect in the following lines.



First, we learn that the X2’s QWERTY keyboard uses the same arch mechanism of the X1, while the buttons are arranged in 4 rows, but they’re closer to each other than in the previous version. New navigational buttons have surfaced and the typing experience seems to have thrilled the folks of Phone Arena.

On the side of the handset you’ll discover a microUSB port replacing the miniUSB one of the X1, plus a volume rocker, a camera shutter and a 3.5mm audio jack. The interface, that you can see in action in the video below is also based on Panels, that are more customizable now. The main menu provides panels and personalized submenus that bring up the calendar, call register and messaging features.

Phone Arena found new stuff in the phonebook, too, like the new interface, completely changed for WM 6.5. Contacts now support kinetic scrolling and there’s a search pane at the top and a letter band on the right side. The browser available on board is Internet Explorer 6, but the device is still a prototype, so changes will be made.

Don’t forget to have a look at the full preview right here.

[via Phone Arena]

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