Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 reviewed

PhoneArena posted their review of the much delayed Xperia X2 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone a couple days ago. To make it short, lets say that they weren’t impressed at all. this shouldn’t come as a surprise given the specs of the device compared to its predecessor the X1 (it has the same specs besides the upgraded camera and slightly bigger screen..). The fact the Sony Ericsson isn’t marketing the device at all (they are pushing hard behind the Xperia X10 instead) doesn’t really inspires confidence in the product… Check the video after the break.
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Google Nexus One review round-up

Here are two Google Nexus One review for you own reading pleasure. The first one is from Tracy & Matt who found that the iPhone 3GS is still a superior product because of its extensive use of iTunes (!?):

So what are my overall thoughts about the Nexus one? It’s a great handset that has a few kinks to iron out. There are some irritating omissions from the Nexus, multitouch and corporate calendar being the ones to annoy me most. Good for beginners and enthusiasts alike this is a fun handset. Simple enough for a new user, customisable and hackable enough for the power user.
From a pure handset point of view alone I do prefer it to the iPhone. Am I swapping it for the iPhone? No. The reason is simply that Apple have their claws in to me with iTunes. That’s where all my music and video is stored, that’s where I download and sync my podcasts from. I plug the iPhone in and it just works! There are a few desktop apps that work with Android to provide a similar experience but they’re not quite the same and not quite as simple as just plugging in and forgetting about it. Were I not and iPod/iPhone user then the Nexus would be my choice for sure or of the Nexus worked properly with iTunes then for me it would be a no-brainer. But for now I will be sticking with my 32GB iPhone that has enough space for music and video and enough battery power to last me through the day.

It should be noted that Google France has also announced several days ago that the Nexus One won’t have multi-touch enabled in native applications in France (just like the US version).

The second review is from Pocketnow who concluded:

Overall, despite the Nexus One not being revolutionary as many thought it would be, it’s safe to say that the it is the best Android phone on the market right now. It has a fantastic combination of speed, screen quality and software that makes it a true joy to use. While many are disappointed by its inability to do 3G on AT&T (hint: me), we have a feeling that if we don’t see the Nexus One in an AT&T flavor, it’s only a matter of time before we see some sort of Nexus device (Nexus Two?) hit each and every major carrier in the US and around the world.

According to this FCC filling the Nexus One may be headed to AT&T soon.