What do you get when you cross a Samsung Touchwiz UI with a Sony Ericsson Xperia? Apparently a Red Dot design award...
Yep those clever chaps at Lenovo have a trophy for their mantle piece with the arrival of the 'X1' a metallic hybrid smartphone despite its rather strong industry 'influences'.
Inside little has been revealed about the, admittedly handsome, handset but we do know there's a 3.2in touchscreen display in there with a Touchwiz 'Touch Dream' interface, GPS and microSD expansion slot. At just 115m x 55m x 12.5mm it's slim too but talk is at the expense of (criminally omitted) 3G.
Another potential deal breaker is the Touchwiz 'Touch Dream' UI is essentially pretty wallpaper covering the almighty crack that is Windows Mobile 6.1 underneath and the Winterface shell looks to do a better job - for pennies.
Unsurprisingly launching in China first, a European release for the X1 is probably no more than 50/50. Giving its stylistic inspirations and strict copyright law in these parts however that may be for the best. Speaking of which, I have this rather cool play I wrote called 'Romeo and Juliet' - can I have a Pulitzer...?
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