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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 announced with Windows Mobile 6.5

Sony Ericsson introduces the Xperia X2 running Windows Mobile 6.5.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Sony Ericsson

Holy cow, it's been a busy morning of phone announcements. In addition to the Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6 and X3, and the HTC Touch2, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 made its official debut on Wednesday.

As the successor to the Xperia X1, the X2 will run Windows Mobile 6.5, bringing new features such as Flash support in Internet Explorer Mobile and Microsoft's app store, and the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Sony Ericsson also added something called the SlideView feature that notifies users to missed calls or new messages and provides quick access to them.

The Xperia panel interface is still there with 14 panels preloaded on the smartphone and 16 others available for download, including those for Skype, CNN, and Google. You also get a 3.2-inch WVGA touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, an 8.1-megapixel camera, and TV out capabilities. The quad-band world phone supports North American 3G bands (specifically, AT&T's), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Sony Ericsson did not reveal a specific release date or pricing (hopefully, it won't be $800 again) for the Xperia X2, but, according to the company, it will be available in select markets in early Q4. It will come in two colors: black or silver.