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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 details disclosed

Specs announced ahead of mobile phone launch

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

Sony Ericsson has announced the details of the Xperia X2, the follow up to the company’s first smartphone: the Xperia X1.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2009 and will run on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 specifications

It features a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, an 8.1Mp camera and a 3.2-inch touchscreen.

Being a smartphone it is able to recognise pdfs and Office documents such as Word and Excel files. It also features a TV out cable, so that such documents can be easily viewed on a larger screen.

The Xperia X2 supports A-GPS, an enhanced GPS service that can be faster than standard GPS – particularly in cities. The mobile phone can also provide a Wi-Fi internet connection allowing you to browse the web or check your emails.

The phone features stereo speakers for playing back music, which can also be played back through headphones connected either via stereo Bluetooth, or the 3.5mm headphone socket.

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Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘Smartphones have been hugely popular over the last few years with the launch of high profile handsets such as the iPhone 3GS and the HTC Hero. It’s therefore been surprising that Sony Ericsson has all but ignored the sector, instead concentrating on its Walkman and Cyber-shot music and cameraphone brands.

‘We’ll be interested to see how the Xperia X2, the company’s first foray into the smartphone sector since the Xperia X1, performs and to test whether it can match up against the top performing phones from Apple and BlackBerry.’

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will come supplied with a 4GB SanDisk microSD memory card.

For help choosing a mobile phone, check out our mobile phone reviews, which includes full lab-based test results of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.

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