It has been quite a while since Sony Ericsson officially announced the Windows Mobile powered Xperia X2. The highly awaited successor to the Xperia X1 was supposed to be on sale by now. However, true to Sony Ericsson tradition, the handset is seeing delays in its launch. In fact, the phone is now expected to be launched only by the first week of January.
Apparently, the device is still under going a bug fix exercise and Sony Ericsson wants everything to be alright before the X2 is up for grabs. Many consider this to be the last Windows Mobile powered device from the Swedish manufacturer who seems to have found Android to be the OS of choice for its upcoming smartphones. Apart from being one of the first phones to run Windows Mobile 6.5, it might also be the first Windows Mobile device to sport an 8.1 megapixel camera and bringing hordes of multimedia prowess to the otherwise staid and businesslike platform. The arrival of Windows Mobile 6.5 means that the X2 will ship with Microsoft Office Mobile, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Internet Explorer Mobile preloaded. The X2 also boasts of the new SlideView feature, which provides quick access to frequently used phone activities.