10/22/2008 12:06:00 PM
Xperia rivals iPhone at O2 stores on price
Sony Ericsson’s flagship device for the Christmas market, the X1 Xperia, will go head-to-head with the iPhone 3G on price in O2 stores.
O2 has revealed that the X1 Xperia (pictured) will also cost £100 on £35-per-month contracts, in a move that appears to re-emphasise the operator’s desire to move away from offering premium handsets for free. The X1 will be free from O2 on a £75-per-month tariff.
O2 looks set to be the only operator to sell the Xperia for the time being, although the device will be sold on both O2 and Orange at Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u. The handset will be free in Carphone on an 18-month contract from £45 per month or more.