8 Kasım 2008 Cumartesi

Xperia X1 Still Headed to the U.S. Soon, Despite Component Shortage

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 recently debuted in Europe, but supplies there are limited because of production problems.

Despite this, a company spokesperson told IDG that this smartphone is still scheduled to debut in the United States this month. He did not say if this will be through a wireless carrier or via direct sales.

The spokesperson also declined to say what exactly is causing these delays, but said his company and HTC -- who is actually manufacturing this device -- are working to alleviate them. Additional personnel have been put on the project.

More units should be available in European countries in the coming weeks, and the Xperia X1 is expected to debut in Asia soon.

The dearth of devices in Europe is affecting grey-market retailers in the U.S. For example, neither eXpansys nor Dynamism have this device in stock yet.

UPDATE: eXpansys USA has received a single shipment of the X1, but all these units were immediately shipped out to people who had placed pre-orders. This company is expecting additional shipments "soon".

More about the Xperia X1

This smartphone includes a 3-inch WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) touchscreen that can slide aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other navigation options are a four-way key and an optical joystick.

The version of X1 that will be released in the U.S. will be a quad-band GSM phone with support for 3G, including the frequencies used in this country. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device includes up to 400 MB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for additional storage.

In addition, this model has a-GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and an FM receiver.

It is 4.3 inches wide, 2.1 inches tall, and 0.66 inches thick (110 mm x 53 mm x 16.7 mm). It weighs 5.1 oz. (145 g).


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