Sony Ericsson spokeswoman Merran Wrigley has confirmed, as we have stated ourselves, that the launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has not in fact been delayed to January 2009
“There is absolutely no delay. The product is on track. We have said it will roll out in Q4 and we are on target to do that.” said Merran.
The evidence for a delay were flimsy at best, being simply an un-updated website that was rapidly corrected, and the musings of largely uninformed SE reps at the IFA conference. With the device already widely circulated and even with the ROM in the wild, there is no reason to believe the device will not be here in October, as is widely expected.
It's strange how so many websites try to claim Xperia x1 is buggy,getting delayed etc but then again if you delve deeper you notice they get their info from dubious sources or are closely connected with rival manufactures.Xperia X1 is on target in every sense.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008How can something, that has no official exact release date be "delayed" or "not delayed"? ... moreCalm down, neither Qualcomm chipset nor WM is controlled by SE. If this hardware and software is buggy then SE is dumb.
How can something, that has no official exact release date be "delayed" or "not delayed"?
Anyway Merran Wrigley, who is spokeswoman of Sony Ericsson said:
"There is absolutely no delay. The product is on track. We have said it will roll out in Q4 and we are on target to do that."
Obviously some guy on a stand at IFA trade-show in Berlin is not a competent source regarding official release date of a flagship phone of big corporation. Some sites were reporting that Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is delayed and will be launched in the year 2009, i.e. at around the time when Windows Mobile 7 will be unveiled (February 2009) but obviously we will see yet whether there is delay or not. If Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will go on sale this year, even if it will be the end of December 2008, there there is no delay.
Obviously the rumors about Sony leaving Sony Ericsson joint venture are other thing and it will not happen this year so it will not affect this phone.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will probably be the most advanced Windows Mobile phone and its ability to focus camera by pointing objects on the display will be unique. Sony Ericsson choosing Windows Mobile was big shock for the industry (and we were there on location when it was announced) but now it is time to deliver as end users can't wait any longer...
To learn more visit product page of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.
i was thinking about htc touch pro and this inquiry led me to the xperia,phew,thank goodness i did not get touch pro its half built really in respect to xperia specs and battery of xperia should last the course under a heavy day.
Thomas, 02 Sep 2008This phone isnt going to rock the house! There is a cool community up already for the xperia. ... morei dont understand your comment,,it seems as if you say it poor and wont rock the house then in next sentence you are saying their is a cool community ready for the fone as if it is going to rock the house???
Ash, 02 Sep 2008One thing that does concern me though, is that with windows mobile 7 estimated to be released ... moreAsmuch as i have red most Windows mobile phones got an update for newer version, that is if the model was younger that 1 year, when new version gets out, so iam almost certain Xperia will get an update.
Only thing that could prevent this is if SE was not to offer support for product anymore, for example if Sony leaves Ericcson alone that is possible...
Lloyd, 02 Sep 2008Hi Jayjay, Since u have mentioned that you work for O2 can you tell me wht happened t the sup... morewell lloyd i aint been working there for long....never heard of xda flame...sorry mate...but i tell you x1 aint like no xda i can assure you that...
This phone isnt going to rock the house! There is a cool community up already for the xperia. Xperiax1.net
One thing that does concern me though, is that with windows mobile 7 estimated to be released in the first quarter of 09. It technically means the X1 software is going to become outdated (by windows standards) very quickly. Has anyone had any experience of upgrading an OS on a smart phone? With previous versions what was the procedure like? That is if it’s even possible to achieve without messing up the panel interface.
Ash, 02 Sep 2008That is true; however I was highlighting the fact that Vodafone change their price plans over ... moreTrue. Lets be honest though, Vodafone's tariffs ain't exactly the most competitive anyway. They pretty much rely on services available and network performance as their strongest offerings...
Revenant, 02 Sep 2008Actually, the minutes and texts are determined by the price-plan. So a £35 priceplan will get... moreThat is true; however I was highlighting the fact that Vodafone change their price plans over the Christmas period. Increased demand for the actual phones means there’s very little pressure to compete on tariffs. Trust me I have seen it happen year after year.
Damn, this handset is so f***ing good looking! And on paper the specs are - well, we can all see what the specs are like on paper. Oh, if only I was due an upgrade soon. But then I'd have to decide between this and the W902. Although, the W960's successor might turn out to be pretty damn cool too. Bah! Decisions suck...!!!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Well, if it's 19/09/06 then it's already 2 years late! Vodafone UK still have the scheduled release as 5th Oct. This year...
but i heard that video is still commercial product and not final product...so i think final product of x1 will be more improved than this video.x1 is cool
i have good news that i have the latest video of xperia x1 maybe this is comercial product video look at :
Ash, 01 Sep 2008I visited a Vodafone store a few days ago, to enquire about its release. The X1 is on their co... moreActually, the minutes and texts are determined by the price-plan. So a £35 priceplan will get you the same minutes and texts whether you get some piece of crap phone or the xperia...
jayjay, 01 Sep 2008the sony ericsson will be launched on week commencing 06/10/2008 on o2...i work for o2!!!!Hi Jayjay,
Since u have mentioned that you work for O2 can you tell me wht happened t the support for O2 XDA Flame.
Plus, Is this X1 sony ericsson gonna be same as xda flame. please reply at
JM_SA, 02 Sep 2008at last, it seems the release date is a reality. just hope your info is correct. i cant wait.i can assure you my info is correct...i work for o2...these are future phones we wil be releasing...however no idea of when nokia n96 will be released...but guaranteed no delay with x1....but after manchester city's signing of robinho anything is posible...