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Sony Ericsson Announces September 30 Launch for Xperia X1, No US Love

Zach Epstein
September 10th, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Well lookie what we have here. Fresh off news of the sexy Sony Ericsson G705 we now finally have official launch info for the even sexier Xperia X1. You already know just about everything there is to know about the first entry into Sony Ericsson’s high-end Xperia line so we won’t bother going over it again. We’ve all been anticipating this smooth QWERTY slider since the beginning of the year but news of delays have continuously been a buzzkill. Last we all heard, Sony Ericsson had pushed the Xperia X1 back to 2009 and the spirits of Sony Ericsson fans around the world were crushed. Well it’s time to buck up, kiddos. September 30th is the date to mark in your calendars – if you live in the UK, Germany or Sweden that is. The X1 will then drop in other markets across Europe, Asia and Latin America over the course of Q4 2008. Now we know what you’re thinking and the answer is no, we’re not forgetting anything. According to the press release it looks like those of us in the US might still be looking at 2009 before we can get our hands on a localized version of the X1. LAME. To quote the release, “Availability dates for North America, China, Australia and Russia along with other countries not mentioned above will be announced by local markets in the coming months.” We already know that there will be an X1a  version packing a US 3G radio so what’s the problem Sony Ericsson?!

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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