Register Hardware is reporting that a Sony Ericsson representative candidly told them that the reason that the XPERIA X1 is not out yet is due to issues with the device running Windows Mobile 6.1. They were not more specific than that though. As a result, the release date could be pushed back to January 2009. The same representative did suggest that there is still be a chance that it could be out by Christmas in Germany though.
Register Hardware also reports that the Sony Ericsson Official E-Shop shows a January 2009 release date but when I visited, it still showed an October 2008 date.
When it announced the XPERIA X1 back in February, Sony Ericsson indicated that it would be released in the second half of the year. It’s not the first time though that a 2009 release date has been suggested.