More on Sony Ericsson’s H1 2011 plans; Xperia X12 to cost €650
Last week, when reporting about the unofficial unveiling of the Xperia X12 Anzu, we’ve also talked about some of Sony Ericsson’s plans for the first half of 2011 – including the fact that the company wants to release refreshed X10 Mini and Vivaz models running Android. Now we’ve got more info on what SE wants to do next year.
Mobile-review has it that the X12 – pictured below – will be released in March, coming with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board (although the device currently runs Android 2.1). It’s said that the new Xperia flagship would cost about €650 ($890) – this will make it one of the most expensive smartphones on the market.
The problem with the X12 (according to Mobile-review) will be that Android smartphones similar to it are already on the market (see the HTC Desire HD). And by the time the X12 reaches consumers, other companies will have more advanced flagship devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S 2 i9100.
Sony Ericsson will also have two Windows Phone 7 handsets in H1 2011, but it looks like they’ll only be released in the US (this may be inaccurate though). No word yet on their features and names – they could be included in the Xperia line, since the first two Xperias (X1 and X2) are Windows Mobile phones.