Mobile network operator Vodafone has confirmed it has dropped plans to release the Xperia X2 smartphone from Sony Ericsson in the UK. According to reports, the decision to scrap the phone from the UK line up was made because the model no longer fitted with Vodafone’s planned 2010 portfolio for the territory.
The Windows Mobile 6.5-powered X2 remains on track to launch in other countries.
Sony Ericsson’s next smartphone is the Android-based X10, which is scheduled to arrive in the UK during the first quarter.
Vodafone was this week confirmed as the UK provider for Google’s debut smartphone, Nexus One, though the deal is understood to not be exclusive to the provider.