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IFA Sony Ericsson has blamed the Xperia X1’s no-show on problems with the phone’s operating system.

The handset runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 - although, perhaps “is supposed to run on” would be more appropriate. Certainly, an SE representative candidly told Register Hardware at IFA in Berlin today that the OS is the reason for the phone’s absence from store shelves.

“Windows 6.1 isn’t functioning properly on the Xperia X1,” he admitted.

Unfortunately, the staffer couldn’t give us any details about in what way the OS isn't working they way the manufacturer expects it to.

This week, it was discovered that SE’s own "official e-shop" website lists the phone as being set to launch next January.</p

When the X1 was announced in February this year, SE said it would ship in the second half of 2008.

Whether SE’s still on track to meet this date remains to be seen. The SE representative said that German punters will have the Xperia X1 in time for Christmas. UK customers should - fingers crossed - receive the phone soon after, he indicated.

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