Siemens’ SX1 was announced almost a year ago at the 3GSM World Congress in February 2003. At the time we expected to see it in the shops by summer. But summer came and went, as did autumn, and the SX1 failed to materialise. Now, almost a year after it was first mentioned, the SX1 is here, and Siemens at last has a phone with the Symbian operating system in its portfolio. Our first thought on receiving a review unit was that the SX1 -- which costs around £250 (inc. VAT) with a contract and £450 SIM-free -- may have lost ground on the competition during the hiatus between announcement and appearance. So has it?