Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is official, comes with Android 1.6, new UX platform and more

Sony Ericsson’s first Android phone is now finally official and it’s called Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – not Xperia X3 and neither Rachael.

The X10 will run Android 1.6 Donut (why not Android 2.0?), coming with a new UX (user experience) platform that we’ve seen before. This UX platform should provide a unique user experience, as it’s “combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, unrivalled integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface.”

As previously rumored, the Xperia X10 is based on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor – being the second Android phone to use a Snapdragon platform, after the Acer Liquid A1.

With the X10, users will have access to both Android Market and Play Now Arena. At the same time with the X10, Sony Ericsson will introduce two new features: Sony Ericsson Timescape, which “manages all your communication with one person in one place – you can browse through your conversations the bright way to check out your Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails, and texts all in one go”; and Sony Ericsson Mediascape, which “is the smart way to get all the music, photos and videos you want from your favorite friends and artists. It accesses content from everywhere – your phone, YouTube, PlayNow – and presents everything for you.”

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android UX official

Here are the phone’s main specs and features:

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100 or UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100
  • 4.0 inches scratch-resistant capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 854 pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gesture control
  • GPS
  • Google Maps with Street View
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version)
  • WebKit web browser
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google phone-top search
  • Google search widget
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice Search
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth
  • MicroUSB
  • 8.1MP autofocus camera with touch focus, intelligent face recognition, smile detection, image and video stabilizer, and geotagging (no flash, though)
  • 1GB of internal memory
  • 8GB MicroSD card included
  • 119 x 63 x 13 mm
  • 135 grams

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and X10a will be available starting the first quarter of 2010, in two color versions: Sensuous Black and Luster White. The smartphone’s price was not announced.

Sony Ericsson says about the X10 that it’s “the flagship phone in a family of phones coming to market during the first half of 2010”, so we should expect more Android handsets to be announced soon by the Swedish-Japanese company.

An Xperia X10 promo video can be watched below:

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • sandesh

    Sony rocks….

  • sandesh

    XPERIA X10 is an wonderful hand set newly introduced by sony.

  • pinoytutorials

    First time to see Sony-ericcson all “balls-deep” on a new smartphone in particular an android phone. 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 Preview and Video from XPERIA X10 developers

    Kudus, to the “classy” promotional vid

  • Steve

    Looks great, buuuuuut, where's the flash? a basic requirement on a camera phone!!

  • Steve

    Looks great, buuuuuut, where's the flash? a basic requirement on a camera phone!!