updated 12:05 pm EST, Tue December 15, 2009
XPERIA 2 delay leaves just one SE smartphone
Sony Ericsson today said it would delay the launch of the XPERIA X2 to the first week of January. It blames the setback on problems integrating the customized Windows Mobile 6.5 platform with carrier-specific apps. Most of these resulted in lower battery life or slowdowns that Sony Ericsson wants to polish out of the final release.
The move compounds a number of flaws that have kept back Sony Ericsson's most advanced phones from selling for a significant portion of the fall, including Aino and Satio shutdowns and freezes. Its only Android phone, the XPERIA X10, has always been planned for an early 2010 release.