Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

The Xperia X2 (internal codename Vulcan), announced duced on the forum.
in September 2009, is a smartphone of the Xperia series
by Sony Ericsson. It is the successor to the X1. Fea-
tures include a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a sliding arc key- 1 Images
board, 8.1 MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G, among oth-
ers. It runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and the home screen can
be customised to the normal Windows 6.5 home screen,
Xperia panels or an isometric pixel art city.
Some mobile telephony news sites have suggested that the
Xperia X2 may be the last Sony Ericsson phone to use
the Windows Mobile operating system,[1] as Sony Eric-
sson concentrates its efforts on Google’s Android plat-
form. The successor to the Xperia X2 is the Xperia X10,
which runs on Android.[2]
Vodafone cancelled plans to exclusively offer the
In April 2010, Sony Ericsson launched its first upgrade Xperia X2 keyboard
(MR1). It upgraded Windows Mobile from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2
(which improved both the stability and usability of the
device), it brought in the use of video telephony, an FM
radio and it introduced fast GPS to get a quicker fix. As
2 References
well as all this, MR1 upgraded many of the applications
[1] “Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 to be SE’s last Windows Mobile
in the phone to improve speed and usability and fix any
device ?". MobileTechWorld. 9 September 2009.
The second update MR2 went live in May and Windows [2] “Hands On: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10”. PC Magazine.
20 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
Mobile was updated to the 6.5.3. This was a significant
upgrade in terms of usability, performance, power man- [3] Warman, Matt (11 January 2010). “Vodafone drops Sony
agement and the browser experience. Despite that MR2 Xperia X2 mobile phone”. The Daily Telegraph. London.
was undoubtedly a move in the right direction, most of Retrieved 23 May 2010.
users who send their feedback on official Sony Ericsson
product blog, developer forums and Sony Ericsson fan • Sony Ericsson product launch blog
sites continue to complain that even after MR2 device is
still unstable and lacks some key features such as support
for Bluetooth remote SIM access (rSAP) profile which
make X2 unable to pair with any modern premium car
3 External links
kits which are built into Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Skoda
etc. – an essential feature for business users and execu- • Xperia X2 specifications
tives who were intended to be the main target customers • Xperia X2 FUN SITE
for the handset. After the MR2 upgrade, Sony Ericsson
ceased development for the phone. This decision from
the Sony Ericsson management was an unfortunate move,
because the phone still contained multiple bugs that made
life difficult for its users. The phone still contains a se-
rious bug that corrupts the SD-card’s content, and makes
it an unreliable tool for business-users. Many users con-
firmed this bug, and one user on the Xda-forum figured
out the cause to this bug. Due to the dropped support
from Sony Ericsson, a fix to the data-loss bug was intro-


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