XPERIA X10, finally a cool Sony Ericsson phone
Sony Ericsson was a cool brand, with cool phone, cool features and great hardware from battery life and music quality point of view, but that was a few years ago. Thinks changed slowly, as Sony Ericsson went down the path of releasing same borring phones all over again (think Motorola), and users sanctioned them, things seen in sales volume.
Starting today I believe things will return to normal for Sony Ericsson as they’ve released the XPERIA X10 Android powered headset, a very hot touchscreen phone. I believe is their first model to come with Android, and the first with a large 4 inch 854 x 480 pixels touchscreen. That’s impressive even by today’s standards and means you’ll have a lot of real estate to do all kind of things on your smartphone. So let’s break down the features of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 on a bullett list:
- 4 inch 854 x 480 pixels screen (FWVGA resolution)
- 13 mm thick body
- 1 GHz Snapdraggon CPU
- quad band GSM
- 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and face detection
- 3.5 mm audio jack and microUSB charger
- Android 1.6 OS
- WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
- 1 GB internal memory, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB microSD card in retail box
- Sony Ericsson custom social networking and media UI, built-in accelerometer
As you can see specs are top notch, the only question that remains is why didn’t they use Android 2.0 and when will it really be available as the problem with the XPERIA X1 was late arrival to market (over 1 year after official announcement). Sony Ericsson says we’ll see the XPERIA X10 on shelves in Q1 2010 and I’m surely very interested to get my hands on it. Hope it lives up to expectations.
Here’s a small video presentation (marketing shot of the phone):