Rogers to soft-launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a June 9th

By on May 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM.

Rogers to soft-launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a June 9th

That’s right, kids; it’s time for some more Rogers exclusives from your pals at BGR. We’ve just heard from one of our trusty ninjas and according to an internal Rogers announcement, the Sony Xperia X1a will be soft-launching nation-wide on June 9th. Before you get all excited however, you need to know that only stores with consistently high data sales will be taking part in the soft-launch. In other words, think big cities unless you happen to live in a small town that’s filled with mobile web addicts. As for the full retail launch, Rogers is still eying June 30th with an introductory promotional 3-year price of $249.99 (to settle at $299.99) and a MSRP between $649 and $749. Do we like?

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a delayed until Jan. 9th?

By on December 8, 2008 at 2:18 PM.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a delayed until Jan. 9th?

SonyStyle.com used to report a shipping date of December 8th for the X1a, but that date has came and went (almost). We rung up our rep at Sony Cierge (Sony’s concierge service) on Madison Avenue in New York City, and they advised us that the X1a will not be shipping until January 9th. At post time SonyStyle.com is now reporting a January 12th ship date. Oh well. We’ll stick to our other X1 for the time being… Is there anyone else waiting for this thing, or have you just bought an AT&T HTC Fuze and called it day?

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Confirmed: Xperia X1a Black available only at Best Buy online

By on November 13, 2008 at 8:21 AM.

Confirmed: Xperia X1a Black available only at Best Buy online

It looks like another sweet handset is making its way to Best Buy Mobile and will be exclusive to the mega-retailer. So, before you jump out of your seat and head to Best Buy, let us make this clear: The black Sony Ericsson Xperia X1a is only available online! We scooped you earlier this week when we learned that the silver X1a was coming to Best Buy stores around the country and now that we know pre-orders start November 13 from Sony as well, the streets are obviously going to be flooded with silver models. At $800 a pop, who wouldn’t get one? If you want to separate yourself from the inevitable hoards of silver X1a owners, black is the only way to go. No solid date for when it’s going to show up online and become available yet, but we imagine it’ll be around the same time the silver model hits brick and mortar Best Buys. So is anyone going to log on and pick one of these up when it’s available? Hit the jump for a bigger shot.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a hitting Best Buy next month

By on November 10, 2008 at 11:29 AM.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a hitting Best Buy next month

Thanks to our Best Buy ninjas, we’ve just got some screen shots showing that Sony Ericsson’s X1a (North American model) will definitely be hitting best buy early next month. The actual in stock date as of now is December 7th. The price? It will sell for a whopping $799.99. Hey, with Circuit City pretty much on the outs, and Best Buys placed directly across the street in most locations… aw, nevermind! Who’s excited? We are! Larger shot after the jump!

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New Whitepaper Shows Two Shades of XPERIA X1

By on May 23, 2008 at 12:58 PM.

New Whitepaper Shows Two Shades of XPERIA X1

As we continue to continue to continue to wait for the XPERIA X1 that we’ve all seen and read so much about, a new whitepaper has just been issued. It basically just does a good job of telling us what we’ve already known for a while, but there is some new juice to be drunk. Namely, the X1 will be issued in two servings; one for America and one for the rest of the world of course. This people, is pretty solid news. Sony Ericsson hasn’t been known to show the US much love when it comes to its higher-end models. They know they’ve got a winner with the X1 though, or at least we’d like to think they do.

  • X1a – Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz), tri-band (850/1900/2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA
  • X1c – Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz), tri-band (900/1900/2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA

Solid. We can’t wait to get our grubby mits on one of these puppies. Assuming, that is, Sony Ericsson actually releases it some day. Also of note in the whitepaper is a claimed 10 hours of GSM talk time or 6.5 hours of talk time over 3G. Impressive indeed.

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