I’ve posted the two videos I shot of the Xperia X10 that Sony Ericsson sent me a couple of weeks ago. It was my intention to do a full review of the device until Sony Ericsson informed me that I was working with a phone with pre-production firmware.
When a device is great, that’s of no concern. Great is great. When a device is as painful to use as this X10 is, though, it causes problems. Now every issue I have with the phone that I write about has to be covered by the “pre-production” disclaimer, meaning that everything is subject to change by the time this thing hits retail shelves.
While I suspect X10 will still be a pretty lousy phone by the time it goes to market, I can’t say that with any real certainty. In the end, this device was, more or less, a waste of my time.
In any case, you can watch the videos for yourself. I shot and reshot them many times in an effort to make the phone look good, but the results are still quite telling. I’ll post a 2000+ word story on the Xperia X10 on MobileBurn tomorrow now.
Part 1 of the video is below, part 2 comes after the jump.