Sony Ericsson to launch XPERIA X3 in January?

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Sony Ericsson to launch XPERIA X3 in January?
We could be looking at the birth of paternal twins in the cellular world. MobileCrunch received a tip that the long admired, much praised Rachael handset, also known as the XPERIA X3, will be launched in January 2010. That also is the time period when the joint venture is expected to roll out its last Windows Mobile device, the XPERIA X2. Will one cannibalize sales of the other? Is this even permissible according to the "Launching your smartphones for Dummies" book? The good thing for Sony Ericsson is that the XPERIA X2 and XPERIA X3 really don't clash. The latter unit is a Windows phone as we just noted, and the former model is powered by Google's open source Android OS. Also, both models were developed together, so why not let them ring the cash registers at the same time?

Earlier today we reported that the XPERIA X2 could have a price tag of $880 USD (590-600 EUR). It is expected that the launch in January will cover the European and Asia areas. There is no clue on where Rachael will be released first. For those in the U.S. hoping to get a shot at some subsisdized carrier pricing on either unit, we need to sadly remind you that the XPERIA X1 never did find a U.S. carrier to call home and early reports say to expect the same lack of  U.S. love with the XPERIA X3. Unrequited love is a sad thing.

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source: MobileCrunch
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5 Comments

1. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Considering that SE has lost touch with economic reality andthe X2 will cost around 900 dollars, will SE ask for $3,000 for this one?

2. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Don't get the X2, just wait till January, save $2100 more than what the X2 is being sold for, and buy this one! .......

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Sony Ericsson hasn't lost touch w/ anything, for the X3 is going to be made out of fine leathers, and the screen will be crafted from crystal, that's all...

4. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

wow....epic luxury FAIL....

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

damn them!!!!!!!!! no US X3!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bastards..........

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