If you clocked the Xperia ad I posted a few days ago, then you know that the ‘Panels’ are a far cry from the iPhone’s GUI – they just look cumbersome. Nonetheless, Sony Ericsson released a free software developers kit, or SDK, for the Xperia today. Unfortunately, I think they’ll struggle to gain traction, since the Xperia doesn’t pose the same profit potential as the Apple iPhone. Course, Sony didn’t make mention of how they’ll monetize the Apps, or if at all.

SDK available here

Xperia ‘Panels’ demo after the ‘leap’

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."