Sony Ericsson says the Xperia X2 won't debut this year, as it had hoped. Instead, this high-end Windows phone is set to be released in early January.
The X2's design is very similar to its predecessor's, the Xperia X1: a slider with a QWERTY keyboard. Its touchscreen will have the same WVGA resolution, but will be bit larger, 3.2 inches instead of 3.0 inches.
Caution: Men at Work
Sony Ericsson says that it is still working to fix some bugs in this smartphone's system software. It's optimizing it to extend the battery life and improve the performance.
An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
This model will run Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, but on top of this will be a custom user interface created by Sony Ericsson. This is based on Panels, each of which can function as the homescreen, and each focused on a different task, from PIM data to Skype or YouTube access.
Like all smartphones that run Microsoft's OS, it will come with a suite of productivity and entertainment software. This includes push email with Microsoft Exchange,
The X2 will boast an 8.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus and image stabilizer. In addition, a TV-out port will let users hook this smartphone up to a much larger display.
This Sony Ericsson model will be a quad-band GSM phone with mobile broadband. There will be two versions, one with the 3G frequencies used in N. America, and a second for the rest of the world.
In addition, the Xperia X2 will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a GPS receiver, and a microSDHC card slot.
Pricing & Availability
Sony Ericsson is promising that the Xperia X2 will be released in the "first week of January".
There is no word yet on pricing.
Source: Sony Ericsson
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