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Sony Ericsson confirms Xperia X1 UK launch

Definitely the real date this time. Promise.

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Numerous dates have been sloshed about for the UK release of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1 Windows Mobile smartphone. But the firm’s finally given panting punters an official arrival date - and it’s soon.

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Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1: coming this month

The phone will hit UK shops on 30 September. An official UK price hasn’t been given, but online retailer Expansys is currently taking orders for the phone from those willing to lay down a whopping £585 ($1000/€730).

Sony Ericsson plans to launch the phone in Germany and Sweden on the same date as it unveils the talker to UK punters.

Asia, Latin America and the rest of Europe will get the phone at some unmentioned point in the fourth quarter of this year. Launch dates for North America, China and Russia will be announced “in the coming months”.

Hopefully, the firm’s been able to overcome the phone’s sub-par video playback, which a Sony Ericsson representative told Register Hardware last week meant the device wasn’t able to play video at the desired 30f/s.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the Xperia X1 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and supports HSDPA 3G connections. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 3in touch-screen, a slide-out Qwerty keyboard and measures roughly 110 x 53 x 17mm.

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