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HTC Kovsky

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HTC Kovsky
HTC Kovsky.jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Phone
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)
Display: color transflective TFT, 65536 scales, 3", 480 x 800
Chipset: 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: RAM 256 MiB ROM 512 MiB (accessible: 281 MiB)
Memory Card: microSD
Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100, CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Wi-fi: Not Known
USB: 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
Battery: 1500 mAh
Other features
Additional Features: Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard


Marketing Name: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
Manufacturer Codename: HTC Kovsky
Brand Codename: Venus

HTC Kovsky (Venus) Official Images

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


  • 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.


  • 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


Key Combinations

Display Calibration
"Volume UP" + D-Pad (Center)
Soft Reset (Reset, Reboot)
Soft Reset Key (Under Battery Cover; Use stylus to press the hole on the upper bottom-right corner.)
Hard Reset (WARNING! This will wipe your phone's data.)
Left Softkey + Right Softkey + Power/Soft Reset Key,
Power + Camera Key/"Volume DOWN"

Hacks & Tweaks

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
Increasing touchscreen sensitivity
Related topic

General bug fixes

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).

Upgrading / Cooking / Flashing

Kitchens (cooking instruments suitable for X1):


  • 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

Rhobuntu Linux on X1



Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 forums:




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 [1] 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