Went to my local vodafone store (SW1) and there was no X1 on display. One of the assistants asked if they could help, I asked to see a working X1 and was told they had had so many issues, the unit had been pulled by vodafone and SE. The shop had received no new stock in 2 months.
To his credit, the guy did get an x1 out of the back and I had a bit of a fiddle, not terribly impressed by the keyboard though.. Shame, I really wanted to like it.
Hey ho, back to the drawing board..