Now that this year’s release of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has been reconfirmed, it’s time to start saving for it. But how much is enough to guarantee that you’ll be among the first to publicly unbox the 3G Windows Mobile slider?
Well, that all depends on where you preorder. Because while Sony Ericsson hasn’t revealed official (subsidized) pricing, many retailers are already accepting preorders at prices they say are considerably lower than retail.
MobileCityOnline, for example, has the X1 unlocked for $999, a full $200 off their $1199 retail price. This is a steal when compared to WirelessGalaxy, who’s got the regularly priced $1500 X1 on sale for $1428, but not quite as good as Smart Mobile Gadgets‘ very specific $979.94. And it definitely doesn’t hold a candle to CellHUT, whose own $200 savings bring the price of an unlocked XPERIA X1 down to a mere $699. And for those of you across the pond, Clove Technology‘s £395 looks to be the price to beat.
Whatever it costs, I’m using my Bush rebate check (PDF) to get one.