Play.com have the brand new Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 available to pre-order entirely SIM FREE for £499.99 on their website. This is the price I'd have expected it would be locked to a network, so if you want to be one of the first to grab the phone when it is actually shipped on 31st October then this might be for you. Delivery is free, and QuidCo at 4% would bring you to £20 cashback.
Remember, you can always cancel your order if you see it somewhere else cheaper in the meantime. ;-)
Life is mobile. Let everything that is important to you be with you all the time. The people in your life, the Internet, your music, pictures and video.
XPERIA X1 lets you enjoy the convergence of communication and entertainment. Choose an experience by simply touching the XPERIA panel interface. The QWERTY keyboard makes writing fast and easy.
On the Inside
With Windows Mobile inside, you can enjoy your favorite entertainment and work efficiently on the move. Windows Mobile includes outlook Mobile and Office Mobile giving you instant access to your mobile office anytime. XPERIA X1 is a premium mobile experience.
The arc slider design, 3 inch wide VGA display and premium metal body; with its sophisticated and distinctive design the XPERIA X1 redefines premium. The arc design gives XPERIA X1 a distinctive and unique feel. Slide the screen upwards to reveal the wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard.
XPERIA Panel Interface
Enjoy access to different experiences - web, multimedia and applications from your desktop. Navigate with the tip of your finger. Configure and have your XPERIA panels just the way you want them.
XPERIA X1 lets you interact via numerous intuitive ways. Touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way directional pad and optical joystick all alows you to switch seamlessly between operation modes.
3G HSDPA High Speed Internet
The third generation mobile networks bring the convenience of broadband Internet to your mobile phone. Fast data transfer speeds - up to 3.6Mbit - give you quick, easy access to a world of video calls, audio and video streaming, Web surfing, multimedia messaging and email wherever you go.
Instant email on your mobile phone, just like on your home computer. Messages are sent directly to your phone as soon as they arrive.
What's in the box
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
Stereo Portable Handsfree
USB Data Cable