A better Xperiance

While Sony Ericsson's debut Xperia smartphone lacked a certain X factor, its successor promises to be a much better performer all round.

The X2 has replaced the fiddly keyboard with a raised, backlit layout, increased the number of customisable touch-screen icons, bumped up the camera to an 8.1MP version with photo-editing software, and will ship with Microsoft Office built in.

Our only concern? The fact that, beneath all that gloss, it stills runs off Windows Mobile. Price varies with contract (available exclusively through Vodafone)

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