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Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X1 Available in U.S. For 2008 Holiday Season

November 12, 2008

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Sony Ericsson North America announced the arrival of the highly anticipated Xperia(TM) X1 to the U.S. marketplace. The Xperia(TM) X1 delivers a range of multimedia and communication experiences that have long been coveted and in demand by consumers

The Xperia X1 will be available unlocked through Sony Electronics and its authorized retailers beginning on “Black Friday,” November 28. Pre-orders of the Xperia X1 will be available through the Sony Style Web site at http://www.sonystyle.com/ beginning November 13. This premium device will be sold unlocked for the MSRP of $799.99, giving consumers the freedom to choose their own mobile operator and data plan.

“The Xperia X1 continues the Sony Ericsson tradition of delivering the highest quality experiences and the most advanced technology available today,” said Karen Morris, vice president of marketing, Sony Ericsson North America. “The most exciting scenarios enabled by the Xperia X1 will be created by consumers – enabling them to customize and personalize their device and content to fit their lifestyle and personality.”

The Xperia X1′s unique panel user interface is at the heart of the device’s ability to create and adapt consumers’ personal choices. With up to 9 panels, it’s easy to find and enjoy the information and entertainment content they want. Sony Ericsson is busy working with third-party developers to create a wealth of new applications and new panels that will soon be available for download.

By incorporating the Windows Mobile(R) 6.1 Professional operating system, the Xperia X1 frees consumers from their home and office, allowing them connectivity to their content wherever they are.

“Windows Mobile gives people the ability to easily navigate between their business and personal lives,” said Todd Peters, vice president of marketing, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft. “The panel user interface found only in the Xperia X1 is bringing unique experiences to consumers who want more from their converged devices.”

As Sony Ericsson’s most advanced phone to date, the Xperia X1 brings together a large, 3-inch wide VGA display touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard all wrapped into a sleek silver metal- finished arc slider handset. The Xperia X1 supports fast 3G networks, enabling audio and video streaming, high-speed internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email on the go. In addition to delivering 3G mobile broadband speeds, the Xperia X1 supports WiFi to meet the needs of consumers’ always connected lifestyles.

In the tradition of Sony Ericsson, the Xperia X1 offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience with a 3.2 megapixel camera, video streaming, video playback and video recording, and the ability to enjoy all their digital music.

“The Xperia X1 complements Sony Electronics’ family of Windows-based devices and leverages the company’s heritage of providing beautifully designed, highly functional, portable electronics,” said John Kodera, vice president of product marketing, Sony Electronics. “The Xperia X1 delivers the highest quality entertainment, communication and personalization options for consumers.”

   Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X1 - At a Glance   Camera   âӚÂӚ¢ Auto focus   âӚÂӚ¢ 3.2 megapixel camera   âӚÂӚ¢ Photo light   âӚÂӚ¢ Video recording    Multimedia   âӚÂӚ¢ Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)4   âӚÂӚ¢ Media player   âӚÂӚ¢ Music tones   âӚÂӚ¢ Windows Media(R) Player Mobile   âӚÂӚ¢ 3D games   âӚÂӚ¢ FM radio   âӚÂӚ¢ Java(TM)   âӚÂӚ¢ Video streaming   âӚÂӚ¢ Video viewing    Internet7   âӚÂӚ¢ Internet Explorer(R) Mobile   âӚÂӚ¢ RSS feeds   âӚÂӚ¢ Opera(TM) 9.5    Communication and Messaging   âӚÂӚ¢ Polyphonic ringtones   âӚÂӚ¢ Speakerphone   âӚÂӚ¢ Vibrating alert   âӚÂӚ¢ Video calling3,8   âӚÂӚ¢ Email   âӚÂӚ¢ Picture messaging (MMS)9   âӚÂӚ¢ Predictive text input   âӚÂӚ¢ Text messaging (SMS)9    Design   âӚÂӚ¢ XPERIA(TM) panels   âӚÂӚ¢ Optical joystick navigation   âӚÂӚ¢ Navigation key   âӚÂӚ¢ Picture wallpaper   âӚÂӚ¢ Touch navigation    Organizer   âӚÂӚ¢ Alarm clock   âӚÂӚ¢ Calculator   âӚÂӚ¢ Calendar   âӚÂӚ¢ Document editors   âӚÂӚ¢ Document readers   âӚÂӚ¢ Flight mode   âӚÂӚ¢ Handwriting recognition   âӚÂӚ¢ Notes   âӚÂӚ¢ Phone book   âӚÂӚ¢ Tasks   âӚÂӚ¢ Touchscreen    Connectivity   âӚÂӚ¢ aGPS   âӚÂӚ¢ Bluetooth(TM)4 technology   âӚÂӚ¢ Modem   âӚÂӚ¢ Synchronization   âӚÂӚ¢ USB support   âӚÂӚ¢ WLAN    Windows Mobile(R) Operating System   âӚÂӚ¢ Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) Mobile: email, contacts, calendar, tasks  

âӚÂӚ¢ Microsoft(R) Office Mobile: Word Mobile, Excel(R) Mobile, PowerPoint(R) Mobile

âӚÂӚ¢ Windows Live(TM)   âӚÂӚ¢ Microsoft(R) ActiveSync(R)   âӚÂӚ¢ Voice control  

âӚÂӚ¢ Utility Applications: file explorer, calculator, pictures & video, notes

   Facts and Figures   Size: 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm (approx.)   Weight: 145 grams (approx.)    Available colors: Silver    Main screen: 65,536 color TFT   Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels   Size: 3 inches (approx.)    Phone memory5: up to 400 MB   microSD(TM) memory card support    Networks:   GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900   UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1900/2100 MHz   Legal Information  

1) Facts and features are subject to change without notice and/or may vary depending on local variant.

2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences; type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and color options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

3) Compatible service required. Some features may not be supported by all operators or in all markets. Additional charges may apply.

4) Ability to use this Bluetooth(TM) enabled product with other devices may vary as not all Bluetooth(TM) devices are compatible.

   5) Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration.   6) 3G not available in all areas or from all service providers.   7) Internet services may require a fee.  

8) Both parties must be in a 3G area, have a phone enabled for video calling, and have a video calling service plan to use this feature. Video calling not offered by all service providers. Additional charges may apply.

   9) Standard messaging rates apply.    (C) 2008 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc.   

Screen images are simulated or enhanced. Music tracks displayed are for demonstration purposes only and are not included. The Liquid Identity logo, XPERIA(TM) , and the XPERIA(TM) logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is a trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.

Microsoft, Windows, PowerPoint, Windows Media, Windows Mobile, Office, ActiveSync and Internet Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Bluetooth is a trademark or registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. and is used under license. Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark or a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London. The company serves the worldwide communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories and PC-cards, and it has R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China, India and America. Sony Ericsson is the title sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association, and works with the Association to promote the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in over 80 cities during the year. For more information, please visit http://www.sonyericsson.com/

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CONTACT: Katie Brodahl of Burson-Marsteller for Sony Ericsson,+1-415-591-4018, or Katherine.Brodahl@bm.com

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