Windows Mobile 6.5.2 update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 released


Looks like the Sony Ericssondidn’t forget the handful (or maybe less…) of Xperia X2 users and released the promised MR1 Windows Mobile 6.5.2 update today. To grab it you’ll just have to SE’s Update service here. The MR1 update supposedly includes video calling, improved GPS performance and FM Radio access (it wasn’t enabled before?).

Source: Sony Ericsson via Pocketnow

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Windows Mobile 6.5.X updates scheduled


Sony Ericsson have just announced the future upgrade path of the Xperia X2. As you already know the handset will ship with Windows Mobile 6.5 but unlike the X1 the company is now promising several updates in the months following the availability of the product:

In March, we’ll launch our first upgrade (MR1). It will upgrade Windows Mobile from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2 (which will improve both the stability and usability of the device), it will bring in the use of video telephony, an FM radio and it will introduce fast GPS to get a quicker fix. As well as all this, MR1 will upgrade a lot of the applications in the phone to improve speed, usability and fix any bugs we find.

The second update will go live in May and this will be a big one as it moves Windows mobile onto 6.5.3. This is a significant upgrade in terms of usability, performance, power management and the browser experience.

That’s the extent of our plans at the moment but I’ll update this post as we make any more decisions.

Thanks. Aaron

(ps. Before anyone asks, no it won’t ever go onto Windows Mobile 7, it won’t support the hardware.)

Frankly I didn’t expect SE to do this. So, kudos to them for supporting the product especially after all the delays.

Source: Sony Xperia Blog thanks for the tip Mike

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 reviewed


PhoneArena posted their review of the much delayed Xperia X2 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone a couple days ago. To make it short, lets say that they weren’t impressed at all. this shouldn’t come as a surprise given the specs of the device compared to its predecessor the X1 (it has the same specs besides the upgraded camera and slightly bigger screen..). The fact the Sony Ericsson isn’t marketing the device at all (they are pushing hard behind the Xperia X10 instead) doesn’t really inspires confidence in the product… Check the video after the break.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2a shows up on Sony’s US website


Looks like yesterday’s rumor is being somewhat confirmed today by Sony US. The Xperia X2a (notice the “a”) is now showing up on Sony’s US website, leading us to belive that the device is finally going to launch in North Ameraica (but when?). Check it out here.

Source: Sony via Engadget