Currently, nobody knows if the XPERIA X1′s case will be silver or black. The review at SM@PE’s can’t clarify this issue (they have photos of silver and black devices), but makes for excellent reading nevertheless.
First of all: the keyboard and hard keys really seem to suck. The reviewer’s opinion is similar to the Boy Genius’s: the buttons feel loose, lack a pressure point and generally can’t fight the Touch Pro’s (which IMHO isn’t that great, either).
The XPERIA X1′s “panel” software seems to satisfy the editor – it’s concept is similar to Dynamo’s, but goes a lot further. Gadgets can be added to increase the functionality, and thumbnails are constantly updated.
Further information and a bunch of YouTube videos can be found here…