The long awaited and much discussed XPERIA X1 from Sony Ericsson is going on sale on September 30th according to a press release. The XPERIA is a sliding keyboard Windows Mobile phone that has a touch interface produced by Sony Ericsson that looks pretty cool. Sweden, Germany and the UK are the only locations committed for the Sept. 30th launch with a bunch of other countries on tap for the "fourth quarter of 2008". North America and other locations will be getting the XPERIA too but SE is not saying exactly when, which speaks of next year. The XPERIA was recently reported to be having trouble getting out of the chute due to problems with working with Windows Mobile so it sounds like those have been resolved. At least in Sweden, Germany and the UK.