Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Launch Date Revealed

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Ever since Sony Ericsson took the wraps off its first Windows Mobile smartphone in February, people have been eagerly awaiting this high-end device. Although its manufacturer has been vague about when this model will be released, one of the companies involved in the development has spilled the beans.

The online software retailer Handango has sent an email to its developers that tells them… and the world… when this smartphone will debut. The latest Handango Developer Newsletter says “The Xperia X1 will launch in mid-September 2008″.

Previously, Sony Ericsson had only said this model would be available in the second half of this year.

An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

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This smartphone will include a 3-inch WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen that can slide aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other navigation options will be a four-way key and an optical joystick.

The Xperia X1 will be a quad-band GSM phone with support for the 3G frequencies used around the world. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device will include up to 400 MB of internal storage, and a Memory Stick Micro card slot for additional storage.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

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In addition, this model will include aGPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and an FM receiver.

It will be 4.3 inches wide, 2.1 inches tall, and 0.66 inches thick (110 mm x 53 mm x 16.7 mm). It will weigh 5.1 oz. (145 g).

Sony Ericsson is not yet willing to say what this model will cost.

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