Sony Ericsson has missed its second self-imposed deadline to release the Xperia X2. At this point, it’s not clear when this high-end Windows phone is going to be released.
The X2 was originally scheduled to launch last year, but this was later bumped back to the “first week of January”. With that period now well in the past, Sony Ericsson has not yet announced when this model will be hitting store shelves.
Still at Work
Sony Ericsson said the first delay resulted from some bugs in this smartphone’s system software. In addition, the company said it was optimizing it to extend the battery life and improve the performance.
As the company has said in a statement on its Xperia-related blog, “We want to be sure that when we ship this it is as good as it should be.”
An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
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.
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.