Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 coming in January?

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Go ahead – grab your bag of salt. Pull a grain out, and have it at the ready. While we’re still digging for independent confirmation of this, we just got it on good word that Sony Ericsson’s first big jump into Android, the XPERIA X3, is tentatively set for a launch in January.

This seemed a bit strange to us, at first, considering that the X3’s sequential predecessor, the X2, hasn’t launched yet. In fact, the only potential launch dates we’ve seen pop up for the X2 are in January as well. Then we realized: as far as we can tell, these things have been developed in parallel – so why not launch them together? The two handsets are running entirely different platforms (X2 is Windows Mobile, while the X3 is Android), so, if nothing else, they’ll have the bases covered.