O2 re-invents the X1

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After all the controversy surrounding the X1 handset (we’ve received hundreds of complaints here at TD Towers) you might have thought that UK network O2 would have been happy to put that particular phone behind it.

It seems not for the company is lining up a new version of the X1, called the X1i, for launch in September.

To be fair the phones have little in common other than the fact they both sport cameras and are very competitively priced.

They even have a different shape as the X1i is also a chocolate bar style phone – a little bit like the Sony Ericsson T610 – whereas the X1 was a clamshell.

Other features include a 65k colour screen, tri-bad facilities (so it works in the US), and simple access to O2’s Wap portal O2 Active.

The X1i costs £69.99 for Pay & Go customers or free for Pay monthly contract customers and is in UK O2 stores and from O2 Online.

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