X1 is definitely coming to Malaysia


The Sony Ericsson X1 is definitely on the way to the shores of Malaysia.

The X1 is coming to Malaysia

The X1 is coming to Malaysia

After some false alarms if the X1 will make it, Sony Ericsson finally figured out that the X1 will feature in the year end line up.  The X1 is the first Windows Mobile device of Sony Ericsson.  It has been introduced to the public for the longest time now, since the early part of 2008.  Everybody has been wondering if the X1 will ever make it to the market and there is a very good chance it will be here in Malaysia come end of the year.

And that’s this year, 2008!

Now, all I can say is that the X1 will take some time to cross the Sirim type approval when it’s ready.  Getting the all the marketing ready, I should say that the X1 will be here some time in November.  That will make it available for the Christmas 2008 season.

What is going to be challenging is the market peers that will come out during that period, namely from HTC.  They have already launched the HTC Touch Pro, essentially the fast selling Diamond with a slide out QWERTY keyboard.  This is probably the closest competition to the X1 with superior features.

This means that X1 is late in time unless the production sets are much better than the HTC Touch Pro.

Is that possible?  Yes because Sony Ericsson will already know about the HTC Touch Pro features ahead of their X1 launch so they will know what to do.

Will there be a surprise in store?  Yes because Sony Ericsson knows how to sell their stuff.

For now, brace yourself for an interesting year end for Windows Mobile devices, especially this one from Sony Ericsson.

And how much will the X1 cost?  We shall leave this piece of detail till the next time… 😉

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5 Comments to “X1 is definitely coming to Malaysia”

  1. the keypad looks so thin and fragile. would this phone encounter the same problem as s500i?
    I broke all my key (with exception of no 5 and 0) within the first 3 months of using it.

  2. Anggun

    I don’t think there should be any worries about the quality of the keypad. Rest assured it is absolutely well made and responsive.

  3. I just got the invitation of their launching of xperia in mid of Nov, hopefully it will be on sale by end of Nov …..

  4. It’s most probably available by end of November, if not a bit earlier. Depends on the availability of units for SIRIM type approval before the importation can take place. So end of November is a highly probable timing.

  5. can’t wait to get myself one 🙂

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