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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 coming (for some) on September 30th

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Sony Ericsson has finally let the cat out of the bag on when the XPERIA X1 smartphone will be available and good news–it’s the end of this month. Maybe.

On September 30th the XPERIA X1 will be available in:

  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • UK

Another 32 countries will be added to the list sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

The XPERIA X1 will be coming to North America, China, Australia and Russia too, but no word on when and sorry, those countries aren’t in the list of 32 that will be getting it later this year.

For more info check out the press release here.

[Via Engadget]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia 1 handset still coming this year?

After a lot of talk that the Sony Ericsson Xperia handset was delayed and would not be released until next year, Sony Ericsson is doing damage control and trying to squash that rumor.

According to Sony Ericsson spokesperson Merran Wrigley, “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.”

Good news if you were hoping to get your hands on the hot Windows Mobile 6.1 device in time for the holidays.

[Via Reuters]


Sony Ericsson announces slim T700 phone

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In a move probably not meant to confuse consumers on purpose, Sony today announced a new, slim cellphone called the T700. If you’re familiar with one of their recent digital camera announcements you already know the naming problem but in case you’re not here it is: they’re both called the “T700”.

Sure the camera is technically called the “DSC-T700” but that’s still a little too similar if you ask me.

Specs of the new T700 cellphone will include;

  • Quad-band GSM and UMTS/HSDPA 2100
  • 2-inch TFT LCD screen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with cell-id geotagging and photo light
  • Bluetooth with support for A2DP
  • Stereo speakers
  • 512MB of memory (in the form of a Memory Stick Micro which is included in the box)
  • Up to 4.5 hours of 3G talk time
  • Just 10mm thin

No real specific launch or price info yet, but look for it to hit “select markets” in Q4 of this year.

Check out the full press release here if you’re interested.

[Via Engadget]


Sony Ericsson limited-edition C902 announced, new James bond phone

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When the next James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, opens in May it won’t have the over the top gadgetry of the older films but it will feature lots of action, a new watch (most likely an Omega) and a new limited-edition cellphone by Sony Ericsson, the C902.

Features of the limited-edition C902 will be the same as a standard C902:

  • Support for EDGE, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, UMS 2100, HSDPA
  • 2-inch TFT QVGA screen with 240 x 320 resolution about to display up to 262,144 colors
  • 160MB built-in memory
  • Support for Sony Memory Stick Micro (M2) up to 8GB
  • 5-megapixel camera with photo flash, 2.5x digital zoom, auto focus, face detection and image stabilization
  • Accelerometer
  • FM radio
  • Up to 9 hours of stand-by time

The limited-edition James Bond version also includes some special James Bond content such as 007 screensavers, wallpapers, a James Bond mobile theme, a Quantum of Solace trailer, behind the scenes interviews, footage from the movie, and a game called “Top Agent”.

Unfortunately it will NOT have GPS and Wi-Fi support so if those matter might want to look elsewhere.

The limited-edition C902 will be released in Q4 of 2008 in select markets though it’s not really clear at this point what those markets will be, what the exact release date will be and what it will sell for. Look for more info later this year, probably around the time the movie opens.

[Via Gizmodo]


Nokia cutting prices across the board

With Motorola and Sony Ericsson having some financial trouble as of late, Nokia is looking to stay ahead of the and maybe even get few customers from RIM and Apple with an across the board price cut.

The biggest cuts will be on 5310 and 5610 music phones and the 8GB N8, but most other handsets will be cut by around 10%.

[Via Engadget]