Nope. Despite the lacklustre sales of X1, Sony Ericsson is not giving up on The Xperia.

In fact, the once industy-leading cellphone company has just announced the latest iteration to the series -- Sony Ericsson Xperia X2:




photos courtesy of GSMArena



“In the fast moving world we live in, the need to stay connected has never been so important.” shares Sumit Malhotra, Sony Ericsson Marketing Business Manager.

“We constantly rely on our mobile phones as an extension to the office and the XPERIA™ X2 [...] allows users to work quickly and efficiently while on the move. The XPERIA™ X2 also features a new range of interactive panels as well as SlideView, which provides quick access to frequently used phone activities – perfect for those who need to see any missed incoming activity at a glance.”

Xperia X2 runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS and has an 8.1MP camera complemented by a 3.2 inch WVGA screen.

Other specs?

Size: 110 x 54 x 16 mm
Weight: 155 grams
Colors: Elegant Black, Modern Silver
Main Screen: 65'536 color TFT resistive touchscreen
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA)
Size: 3.2 inches

Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7200 528 MHz processor
Phone memory: 512MB, up to 110MB available for user
RAM: 256MB
Memory Card support: SanDisk microSD and microSDHC, up to 16GB
8 MP Camera, 3264x2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash
- features Touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilizer
Video recording - WVGA@30fps
Talk time GSM: up to 10 hrs
Standy time GSM: up to 500 hrs
Music listening time: up to 20 hrs
Connectivity
A-GPS
Bluetooth technology
DLNA Certified
Google Maps
Modem
Synchronisation
TV Out
USB mass storage
USB support
Wi-Fi
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Networks
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 & UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100

Here's the hands-on video courtesy of SE-First.com:



Based on this video, I think X2 is a tad more 'plasticky' compared to its predecessor. Here's to hoping that it's also more affordable.

UPDATE: Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will be formally released in the Philippines on February 1, 2010 and will have SRP of Php 29,500 (vs. X1's Php 42,500 price tag when it was launched here) .



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