GSMA Mobile World Congress: Sony Ericsson adds to mobile 'panel' content offering


GSMA Mobile World Congress: Sony Ericsson adds to mobile 'panel' content offering

Antony Savvas

Sony Ericsson has unveiled four new "panels" for its Xperia X1 mobile phone.

Available to download from mid-March 2009, the latest panels enhance the unique user interface of the X1 that enables users to customise the handset, bringing the content and applications they want onto their active desktop.

The new panels:

* A new CNN panel keeps users constantly updated with the latest news, sport, or weather and other CNN content.

* A unique Skype panel brings quick access to Skype on the X1, telling users at a glance which of their friends are online.

* A new Mytopia panel lets users play bingo and poker games with people around the world.

* A specially developed panel includes large touch icons and a simple layout, offering direct access to music playlists and tracks, and easier navigation tools and call-handling.

Since its launch in the fourth quarter of 2008, Sony Ericsson said close to 420,000 panels have been downloaded onto X1 devices around the world.

The X1 comes pre-loaded with a wide range of panels including a Google search panel. Facebook and Windows Live panels are also available for download.

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