Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X10 Google Android device

Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X10 Google Android device

Summary: Sony Ericsson has been known to make some compelling smartphones that had sleek, solid designs at high prices, like the XPERIA X1 I purchased and then returned earlier this year. Today we see the announcement of their first Google Android device, the XPERIA X10 and I have to say this device is lustworthy with its 8 megapixel camera, custom Mediascape interface that is highly focused on media (a weakness in all other Google Android devices), Timescape technology that recognizes connections between contacts, content, and media, and much more.

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Sony Ericsson has been known to make some compelling smartphones that had sleek, solid designs at high prices, like the XPERIA X1 I purchased and then returned earlier this year. Today we see the announcement of their first Google Android device, the XPERIA X10 and I have to say this device is lustworthy with its 8 megapixel camera, custom Mediascape interface that is highly focused on media (a weakness in all other Google Android devices), Timescape technology that recognizes connections between contacts, content, and media, and much more.

The SE XPERIA X10 won't be available until the first half of 2010, but it shows how awesome Google Android devices can be and I think 2010 will be the year of the Android revolution and I can't wait. I loved seeing that the X10 will have a model supporting T-Mobile USA's 1700 MHz frequency and I hope to see it released sooner rather than later.

Specifications of the XPERIA X10 include:

  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
  • Up to 1GB integrated memory
  • 4 inch 480x854 pixel resolution touchscreen display
  • 8.1 megapixel camera with face recognition and stabilization
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • microSD card slot with 8GB card included
  • microUSB for syncing and charging
  • Support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Engadgets has a full hands-on look at the XPERIA X10 and this will definitely be one that I will find hard to resist. It has no hardware keyboard so it will have to be priced right for me to go for it though.

Topics: Android, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • 8GB

    8GB? definitely not enough in 2010. especially for a media centric phone
    with a 4" screen. 32 GB will be pretty standard by then. what is it with
    these companies that they are so cheap with storage?
    bannedfromzdnetagain
    • "8GB"

      I WANT TO SEE A ANDROID PHONE WITH A 5inch SCREEN,SSD HARD DRIVE AND A 2GB MEMORY.AND A MICRO SD AS A EXTRA STORAGE.MAYBE THEN WE CAN TRULY MULTITASK.
      TheCableGuyNY
  • iphone

    and isn't it amazing how all these shiny new phones are
    exact copies of the iphone? matthew, you call yourself a
    mobile (windows) enthusiast and you were skeptical when
    the iphone came out (no keyboard, no stylus, no mms!). you
    couldn't see the future then, now you are excited about all
    the blatant copies coming out three years later. amazing.
    bannedfromzdnetagain
    • Well, almost an exact copy.

      "Exact copies" except I have live desktop widgets, I can listen to Pandora
      while I do other things, I can develop for it on Windows or Linux. I can
      create my own services. My phone will reconfigure itself based on my
      location. I can set up multiple desktops for different needs (travel, work,
      home, etc.). And so on.

      I have an HTC Hero. I know some iPhone users with Android Envy.
      zepedebo2
    • A rectangular touchscreen does /= iPhone

      @ elllroy

      Why is anything with a rectangular touchscreen and a button or two, a copy of the iPhone?

      Have you ever heard of the Palm Pilot? It had a rectangular touchscreen, with a few buttons and it was out in 1996. There were plenty of other devices like it, that followed & they eventually became smartphones.

      There is no question that Apple did great things with the iPhone software, but to call every single rectangular touchscreen a copy of the iPhone is ridiculous.
      linuser
      • Well, market laws ARE ridiculous by definition

        I agree.
        It's ridiculous but that's how people "think"...

        And actually, that may drive some sales: "its like the iPhone but better"
        royalstream
    • blatant copies?

      no mms. no sd. proprietary system. NOT BLATANT
      COPIES, DUH! The iPhone was not the first at
      ANYTHING (besides maybe multi-touch, I don't
      know of any other multi-touch devices before
      iPhone) It did everything PRETTIER, but it
      wasn't the first. I'm not dogging on iPhone, I
      love iPhone, I'm dogging on your closed minded
      bias. Cool is cool. And some people just don't
      belong to your cult of Apple. I don't actually
      own an iPhone, BECAUSE no mms, no sd card, no
      video (well now video, but not before) and the
      ONLY reason I really wanted one was for the
      innovative gaming interface. I was waiting for
      my next phone discount to get it (otherwise I
      would have just got an iPod Touch), now I can
      pick which Android phone I want and have some
      selection.
      shadfurman
  • the iPhone is no where near perfect

    I've had mine for almost a year and yes I love it; but it can also be infuriating, just freezing up for no apparent reason requiring a reset at the most inopportune times. Honestly, I have reset my iPhone more times than I have on my Windows PC this year. Plus the touch screen is by no means an Apple's original idea, just take a look at the DS and all the old Palm's. So if something is better and comparable as far as the number of useful APP's go, I'll change in a heart beat.
    nothingness
    • agreed

      i just wanted to point out the hypocrisy of the apple haters here at zdnet
      and the utter incompetence of a whole industry which had to be shaken
      up by an outside company after they sat on their arses for a decade doing
      pretty much nothing.
      bannedfromzdnetagain
      • I beg to differ...

        Back just about 4 years ago, Motorola came out with a phone that had most of what the original iPhone had. Unfortunately, no one in the US picked it up.

        It did, however, make it to the #2 most searched for item (behind the black Moto RAZR) in December 2006. Not bad for a phone that was NEVER officially released in the US, with ZERO advertising and NO carriers picking it up.

        The only thing missing from this phone - multitouch. It has a removable battery, microSD chip, it even has installable Java apps.

        The phone in question: The Motorola MotoMing A1200.

        The innovation and features were there. It just wasn't marketed with any semblance of competence. And it was fairly highly priced for it's time @ $599.99. A T-Mo employee I talked to basically said that T-Mobile doesn't do expensive phones. They just do cheap ones. It's the same reason why you don't see the Nokia N series in the T-Mobile stables.

        By the time Motorola got around to bringing the phone to the US (as an unlocked phone) in January 2007, Apple had announced the iPhone.

        So, no... I disagree. The innovation WAS there. There was a combination of other factors - a lack of marketing hype (not that it needed it), a lack of carriter support, and such. So in that regard, the "utter incompetence of the industry as a whole" is on the mark. Just not the technical side.

        Oh.. and for the record... Verizon finally did pick up one of the A1200's offspring up - the A1800. A bit late to the party, if you ask me.
        Wolfie2K3
  • Does the Xperia x10 have what it takes?

    We agree, that Xperia has a bitter history on older models. Hopefully, this X10 release will turned out
    to be a happy-ending.

    detailed preview + official vid from Head of Xperia X10: http://pinoytutorial.com/techtorial/xperia-x10-a-new-android-phone-by-sony-ericcson/

    Kudus, to the "classy" promotional vid
    pinoytutorial
  • RE: Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X10 Google Android device

    Wouldn't trust this sexy-gadget yet..



    detailed preview + official vid from Head of Xperia X10: http://pinoytutorial.com/techtorial/xperia-x10-a-new-android-phone-by-sony-ericcson/

    pinoytutorial
  • RE: Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA X10 Google Android device

    I need to get a business phone but I keep coming back and buying media phones ... what's wrong with me ... LOL

    royalstream