Well, now the diminutive fellow has had his required appointment with the FCC, so release should be on the horizon soon… just maybe not in time for the original “Q3 2010” release date.
To jog your memory, the X8 rocks a 600MHz processor, 3.0 inch 320×480 screen, 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, 2GB included MicroSD card, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth (with stereo A2DP), and Sony’s uniqiue twist on the Android UI. It’s likely bound for AT&T.
It will ship with Android 1.6, but an upgrade to Android 2.1 should follow shortly after release. At least that’s what they said back in June.