Xperia X10

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 speak. We now know that it “will be an Eclair variant, so it could be 2.1 or even 2.2”, according to the spokesperson. Now, we agree that this is clutching at straws somewhat, but a guy can dream, right?

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.