The Register reports that Expansys UK has announced that the Sony Ericsson Experia X1 will be available for delivery by the 41st week in 2008. This would be between the 6 and 12th October, little less than 2 months away. Expansys have also received some demo units already, which serves to underline how close to market the device is.
With the HTC Touch Pro now out already, the Experia X1 is the only major Windows Mobile smartphone yet to be released in 2008. This of course excludes unannounced devices. HTC itself has mentioned 4-5 more new products in the second half of 2008, so some surprises may still be in the wings.
The Experia X1 is distinguished by having a large 3 inch 800×480 screen, arc sliding keyboard and Sony Ericsson’s own Sliding Panels user interface enhancements. Its set to cost Â£590 ($1100/â‚¬740) SIM-free, approximately Â£70-80 more than the HTC Touch Pro.