Sony Ericsson is offering new web panels for the Xperia X1. They teamed with the Facebook and Microsoft Windows Live for fast syncing. These
web-centric panels are an addition to the existing connectivity panel
from Dashwire, a site which allows you to sync your phone content to
the web and share it to a range of popular social networking sites.
new Facebook application built for Sony Ericsson uses the unique
interface of the Xperia X1 to deliver an intuitive version of the
site. It puts images of your friends onto your phone's desktop (standby
screen) and shows their latest status updates as you touch their
images. Touch through to access more Facebook features.
New functions available through the Xperia X1 Facebook panel include:
* An entirely new visual representation of friends' statuses
* Simple and fast upload of photos to Facebook
* Easy access to Facebook friends list and phone numbers, with click to call capabilities.
As you touch to view different information, icons and links change
to give you one touch access to the information you are likely to use -
for example, touch the photo icon from your profile page to see your
photos, from a friend's profile page touch the photo icon to see their
The new Windows Live panel will help Xperia X1 users instantly bring
their existing Windows Live contacts and features to their phone.
Windows Live panel uses existing Windows Live ID to sync contacts held
in the X1's phonebook, and the panel will provide easy access to an
intuitive Microsoft messenger interface, including Hotmail and Live
Messenger, the world's most widely used free instant messaging service.
The panel will also give users access to the Windows Live Search
function, which is tailored to mobile phones and can be voice activated
and controlled. Other Windows Live services will be incorporated into
the panel throughout the year.
panel seamlessly synchronises the X1 and the content it captures with a
user's computer and the web. Dashwire's free service helps users
automatically sync the contacts, text messages, photos, videos, calls,
and settings from their phones to a private cloud-based account,
providing them with access to their information when in front of a
computer or on-the-go using their Xperia(TM) X1, and making it easy for
users to do things like backup their contacts, send text messages from
the web, and share their photos and videos with friends and social
sites like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, FriendFeed, and Bebo.
open up an exciting set of opportunities for users to interact with
their personalized experiences, and for developers to help bring them
to life," said Ford Davidson, founder and CEO of Dashwire. "By building
out a custom panel, we've enabled our users to instantly access all of
their photos stored in the cloud with just a flick of their finger."
Facebook, Windows Live and Dashwire panels are available for free
download via the device's on-board downloader and from the Sony
Ericsson website, where they join the initial panels from Sony Ericsson
and Spb software. Panels can also be downloaded from the Sony Ericsson
Fun & Downloads web site. Browse to www.sonyericsson.com/fun and
In addition to panels developed through
individual panel partners, Sony Ericsson is working with the
independent developer community to encourage them to create exciting
and innovative panels based on the recently released Beta software
developers kit (SDK) for Windows Mobile 6.1 compatible with Microsoft
Visual Studio 2008 development environment and Microsoft Windows Vista
operating system. To encourage developers to work with the SDK, Sony
Ericsson has dedicated a category of its 2008 Content Awards to the
design of Xperia(TM) panels.
"Sony Ericsson is committed to
building a rich and dynamic panel eco-system for the Xperia(TM) X1 that
will really bring the power of the handset to life", said Rikko
Sakaguchi, CVP and Head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson.
"Making the Windows Mobile SDK available for free to developers and
mobile content creators will accelerate the development of new panels
and applications for the Xperia(TM) X1, offering consumer choice and
Entries to the Panel Competition are invited
from any developers, both companies and individuals, who develop a
panel for the Xperia(TM) X1. The Panel Competition winner will be
announced at Mobile World Congress and featured in Sony Ericsson events
at the show. In addition, they will be invited to an exclusive two day
workshop and presentation at the Sony Ericsson head quarters in Lund,
Sweden where they will present their projects to top Sony Ericsson
executives and spend one on one time with several senior Sony Ericsson
directors to discuss new joint business ventures.
To find out
how to enter the panel competition which has been extended until
January 30th, 2009, please visit www.sonyericsson.com/contentawards.