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

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 has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.