Phone will be here
Ericsson has denied rumours that its first mobile phone powered by Microsoft's
operating system will miss the key holiday sales period.
SE's Xperia 1 model was
unveiled in February with Sony Ericsson saying it would start to sell the phone
in the second half of 2008. Introducing new phones more than six months ahead of
sales is uncommon so it was seen as a done deal.
However the dark satanic
rumour mill has been churning out news that there are delays in product rollout,
quoting rumors and unnamed sources at Sony Ericsson.
Now Sony Ericsson
spokeswoman Merran Wrigley has come out and said that there is absolutely no
delay and the rumours are all a figment of a tech-writer's imagination. She
added that she said that it will roll out in Q4, and Sony Ericsson was on target
to do that.