Too Little, Too Late: Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 finally coming to the U.S.
Looks like Sony Ericsson’s much-delayed Xperia X2 smartphone might actually come to the U.S. after all, as the X2a model featuring AT&T 3G bands. The Windows Mobile 6.5-powered curve-slider is a follow-up to the earlier, HTC-built X1. While the X2 boasts a marginally larger screen (3.2 vs. 3.0″), it still uses the same antiquated 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200 processor and doesn’t offer anything particularly different as compared to the HTC Touch Pro 2 (which has a much larger, tilting screen), for example.
The X2a will probably arrive in a few months’ time, and likely at an extremely high price (as with the X1a, which sold for $800). We’re not quite sure what Sony Ericsson’s thinking here– by the time this launches, it won’t be even remotely competitive with other high-end smartphones, from the HTC HD2 (which will have launched in the U.S. by then), to the iPhone 3GS, Motorola Droid, Palm Pre, etc. Nonetheless, if you’re curious, there’s more info up at SonyStyle.