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HTC Kovsky
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HTC Kovsky.jpg
Specification
Manufacturer: HTC HTC-icon.png
Release Date: October 2008
Operating System: Windows Mobile Windows Mobile-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 52.6 x 110.5 x 16.7 mm
Weight: 158 grams (battery included)
Chipset: 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A
Display: color transflective TFT, 65536 scales, 3", 480 x 800
Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Wifi: Not Known
Bluetooth: 2.0 + EDR
NFC: Not Known
GPS: Assisted GPS, QuickGPS
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 3.1mp Autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 0.3mp
Internal Memory: RAM 256 MiB ROM 512 MiB (accessible: 281 MiB)
Memory Card: microSD
Battery: 1500 mAh
Additional Features: Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard


Codenames

Manufacturer - HTC
HTC's codename: Kovsky
Brand - Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson's codename: Venus

Official name - Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

HTC Kovsky (Venus) official images

HTC Kovsky 150x167 Slider.jpg HTC Kovsky 150x110 Slider2.jpg

Official high-quality images [1]

Overview

  • Convergence of communication and entertainment: The XPERIA™ X1 lets you enjoy the convergence of communication and entertainment. Choose an experience by simply touching the XPERIA™ panel interface. The QWERTY keyboard makes writing quick and easy.
  • On the inside: With Windows Mobile® inside, you can enjoy your favourite entertainment and work efficiently on the move. The XPERIA™ X1 is a premium mobile experience.
  • Distinctive design: Arc slider design, 3-inch Wide VGA display and premium metal body: with its sophisticated and distinctive design, the XPERIA™ X1 redefines premium.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Embedded OS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • CPU: (X1i: Qualcomm MSM7200a, X1a: Qualcomm MSM7201A) @ 528 MHz
  • Built-in memory: 256 MB DDR RAM + 512 MB NAND flash
  • Card slot: microSDHC
  • Display: 3" (39 x 65 mm) transmissive TFT
    • Resolution: 480 x 800 px (16:9)
    • Color depth: 16 bit color (65k colors)
  • Camera: 3.2 MP (2048x1536)
  • Secondary camera: present (used for video calls and QVGA photos)
  • Touchscreen: Resistive
  • Panel controller: ATI (rumored to have 128 MB of VRAM)
  • Speaker/Mic: mono / mono
  • Audio out: stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Decodes MP3, AAC(HE+PS) (it really does PS) and AMR-NB in hardware.
  • Networks: quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM / GPRS Class 10 / EDGE and tri-band (X1a:850/1900/2100, X1i/X1c:900/1900/2100 MHz) UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Controls (front): 6 backlit buttons + optical D-Pad
  • Controls (slide-out): keyboard with 42 backlit keys
  • Navigation System: a-GPS, built-in

Reviews


Key combinations

All listed keys should be pressed simultaneously

Easy Access to Screen Alignment
"Volume UP" + D-Pad (Joystick-Enter)
Soft-Reset (Reset, Reboot)
Soft-Reset key (under battery cover). Use your stylus to press it!
Hard-Reset (Beware! You WILL lose all information from your phone if you press it!)
Right softkey + Left softkey + (Power key or soft-reset key). Follow instructions on the screen.
Enter bootloader mode
("Volume DOWN" or "Camera" key) + Power key. Hold these keys until you get into bootloader.


Hacks & Tweaks

To unlock any panel
Panel can be unlocked by changing the key HKLM\Software\SonyEricsson\PanelManager\Panels\<<PANEL NAME>>\Locked to 0, where <<PANEL NAME>> is the name of the panel
Hardware keyboard layout
can be changed at HKLM\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD\CurLang (See here)
Disable slide wakeup
HKLM\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD\SlideWakeup=0
Increasing touchscreen sensitivity
Related topic

Registry bug fixes

Sound is routed to the Loud Speaker when having a phone call and get a waiting call while using Handsfree:

  • change the key HKCU/ControlPanel/SoundCategories/Ring/ "Speaker" = dword:0 (default value = 1).

General bug fixes

Upgrading / Cooking / Flashing

Kitchens (cooking instruments suitable for X1):

THE XPERIA X1 (KOVSKY) LIBRARY

  • What you will find inside the XPERIA LIBRARY - TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC):
    • Links to all available TUTORIALS and LEARNING resources
    • Links to download all available FLASHING TOOLS & utilities
    • Links to all current CUSTOM ("cooked") ROMs threads from xda-devs members
    • Links to download all available TRANSMITTER RADIOS
    • Links to download all available ROMS (OS Firmwares), version R2A (latest Dec 2008 release)
    • Links to download all available ROMS (OS Firmwares), version R1A (initial Sep 2008 release)
    • Links to download lots of apps for Xperia, all available panels, original Xperia software and more

Research & Technical stuff


Android on X1


Links

Internal

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 forums:


External


Software


Downloads

External Freeware Sites


Topic Related Media

Here you can find some useful Videos from the Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1

Introducing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Description Comment Hoster Link Rating (0-5)
Unboxing Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1 As the Description already says Youtube Video 5
Hardware Tour All the Hardware specifications will be shown and explained Youtube Video 5
Software Tour Part 1 Explains what a "Panel" is and how it works Youtube Video 5
Software Tour Part 2 Shows some important Settings of X1 Youtube Video 5
How the Screen Rotates There's a magnetic sensor for screen rotation Youtube Video 5

Useful Applications/Interfaces/Panels for X1

Description Hoster Link Rating (0-5)
Touch Flow 3d on Xperia Youtube Video 5
Pointui on Xperia Youtube [2] 3
SPB Mobile Shell 3 Youtube Video 5

How to Disassemble and Reassemble the X1

Description Hoster Link Rating (0-5)
Disassembly Front Youtube Video 5
Disassembly Rear Youtube Video 5
Reassembly Rear Youtube Video 5

Accessories for the X1

Description Hoster Link Rating (0-5)
pdair Phonecase review-Flip Type Youtube Video 5
pdair Phonecase review-Book Type Youtube Video 5
pdair Phonecase review-Alu Case Youtube Video 5

SIM Unlock