Today AT&T and Sony Ericsson announced the official launch of the Xperia X10 smartphone in the United States. The Android-powered X10 is a touchscreen device that sports an 8.1 megapixel camera and camcorder, 8GB of on-board storage, and a speedy 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Xperia X10 will be available August 15 for US$150.00 from AT&T.
I just finished uploading my two part video on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro Android smartphones. In spite of the fact that I really disliked the original Xperia X10, the mini and mini pro models, which are much, much smaller than the original, are very nice and left me quite pleasantly surprised. Part 1 of the video is below, part 2 can be found after the jump.
Sony Ericsson has announced a software update for its Xperia X10 Android phone. The update is rolling out in selected markets now and will continue over the next few weeks. The update is expected to improve performance, speed, and responsiveness.
According to Sony Ericsson:
This update focuses on improving the general performance, speed and responsiveness of Xperia X10. For example, there are speed improvements in messaging tasks and camera UI. In addition we add a free back up and restore application so you’ll never lose your settings and information. In selected markets, PlayNow with premium apps and games will also be added.
Keep an eye out for the update in [...]
I really liked Sony Ericsson. Before the advent of Android and the popularity of RIM and the iPhone, I strongly believed their devices were innovative, original and easy to use. The k750i was a milestone in achievement.
However, of late their phones have been good natured but ultimately underwhelming devices that try to be original and fail to pull it off well. Furthermore, the way in which SE consistently fail to prevent rumours and then fail to bring a prototype to market for the better part of a year, is very tiresome. In fact, for me this was one of the single most important reasons why the Android based Xperia X10 failed to [...]
Sony Ericsson did indeed make us wait a long time before bringing the X10 to market after its original announcement. Even then, they were a little behind schedule. When the phone did arrive, it came with Android 1.6. There were hopes and dreams that the long road to market might have been so due to the fact that the device was going to secretly ship with Android 2.0. Alas, this was not to be the case.
However, there is word that the X10 family of devices (including the X10 mini), will update to Android 2.1 in Q4 of this year. By my reconning that means December 2010, just as Android 2.6 comes out, or something.
I like [...]
This month Vodafone UK are launching not one, but three Android based devices. Vodafone are one of the strongest networks in the UK in terms of customer support and 3G signal. There has been no better time to switch networks given that there is such a wealth of choice for any Android enthusiast. We have covered all three of these devices extensively over the last few months, but here is a summary of links to guide you on your way should you be in the market for a new phone.
Vodafone UK site linksHTC Desire HTC Legend Sony Ericsson X10
Review and hands on videosHTC Desire HTC Legend Sony Ericsson X10
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 [...]
For those based in North America, the wait for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 must seem like a lifetime. The device is a nice piece of kit, don’t get us wrong, and the huge screen certainly is a plus point. However, with the Motorola Droid running Android 2.x+ and other phones set for release soon with similar software versions, the X10 seems a little, well, dated.
At MWC there was plenty to see in the Xperia range, and CNET Asia report that these devices should look forward to an upgrade of Android. We all assumed that this upgrade would be to Android 2.0 but there is now talk that this would be just the icing on the cake, so to [...]
An exciting press release from Opera suggests that we can look forward to Opera Mini running on Android very soon. As you may be aware, MWC takes place next week from the 15 February. “The GSMA GSM Association Mobile WorldCongress is the combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a congress featuring prominent Chief Executives representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world.” This is always a great event and a perfect place for Opera to reveal their latest revelations.
Opera will unveil a host of other Opera-powered devices at its exhibit. Check out the following Opera technology, live from [...]
The Unwired have received a press report from T-Mobile stating that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be available from April in Germany. This is the start of the X10 roll out, which was originally due for release in February.
This Xperia device runs Android 1.6 (aka Donut), but also has a customised user interface on-top similar to what HTC have achieved with their ‘Sense UI’. Unlike any HTC Android device, however, the X10 offers a whopping 4.0″ WVGA (480×854) scratch-resistant capacitive screen. Throw in a 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and a 8.1 megapixel camera and you can begin to remember what all the fuss was about.
The version of the X10 which will be [...]