Sony Ericsson intrigues!

So day minus one at Barcelona ( or Sunday to you and I) and Sony Ericsson have announced a cluster of handsets.

Though there is no direct replacement for the P990i/P1i, yet, there are two decent mid-range Symbian handsets aimed at the mid market.

This at least reaffirms their commitment to UIQ and offers smartphones to a wider audience.The intrigue comes with the new XPERIA range.

The X1 is an extremely good looking handset with top end touch screen, connectivity and keyboard. But why base it on the Microsoft OS?

Does this mean UIQ development has stalled for high end mobiles?