Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10: Sony goes Android for the win

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10: Sony goes AndroidThey may be late to the Android party, but Sony Ericsson are bringing along armfuls of goodies in the shape of their XPERIA X10 handset.

Powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm, the XPERIA packs a 4-inch, 480 x 854 pixels capacitive touch display, running the deliciously alluring Rachael Android UI, with an almighty 8.1 megapixel camera lobbed on the back.

Unlike many smartphones, the camera hasn’t been lobbed on as an afterthought, with the eight megapixels of goodness being backed up by a raft of photographic features like 16x digital zoom, auto focus, smile detection, touch focus, intelligent face recognition, image and video stabiliser plus a photo and video light.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10: Sony goes Android

There’s been no short changing in the specs department either, with the handset coming with an 8 GB microSD memory card, plus  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB, A-GPS, HSPA and quite probably a digitalised kitchen sink.

It’s quite a sleek looking product too, with a lavish interface making other Android devices looking like they’ve just been dug up in a field in the West Midlands.

Check out the hands-on video from Slashgear (it’s a pre-production model, so a little laggy)  and the glossy promo video below;


• 8.1 megapixel camera
• Up to 16x digital zoom
• Auto focus
• Intelligent face recognition features
• Geo tagging
• Image and video stabilizer
• Photo and video light
• Send to web (photo and video upload)
• Smile detection
• Touch focus
• Video recording
• Recent shot tray

• Album art
• Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
• Media player
• Music tones (MP3/AAC)
• PlayNow
• TrackID

• Bookmarks
• Google search (from standby)
• Web feeds
• WebKit web browser
• Sony Ericsson Timescape
• Speakerphone
• Vibrating alert

• Conversations
• Email
• Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
• Picture messaging (MMS)
• Predictive text input
• Text messaging (SMS)

• Auto rotate
• Gesture control
• Picture wallpaper
• Touchscreen

• 3D games
• Media browser
• Infinite button
• Video streaming
• Video viewing
• YouTube

• Alarm clock
• Calculator
• Calendar
• Flight mode
• Infinite button
• Office suite
• Phone book with dialer
• World clock

Location-based services
• Google Maps
• Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version)
• *The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to

• 3.5 mm audio jack
• Bluetooth technology
• Micro USB connector
• Synchronisation
• USB support
• Wi-Fi

Preloaded applications
• Sony Ericsson Timescape
• Sony Ericsson Mediascape
• Sony Ericsson Home with clock widget
• Sony Ericsson Sync
• Android Market™ Client
• Gmail
• Google Calendar
• Google Maps™ with Street View
• Google Media Uploader
• Google phone-top search
• Google search widget
• Google Talk
• Google Voice Search
• Network Location Provider
• Set-up Wizard
• YouTube

• 262,144 colour TFT touchscreen
• 4.0 inches
• 480 x 854 pixels (WVGA)
• Scratch-resistant

Accessories In-Box:
• Battery
• Stereo portable handsfree
• 8 GB microSD card
• Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
• User documentation

• Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
• Car Charger AN300
• Screen Protector ET902

• Size: 119 x 63 x 13 mm
• Weight: 135 grams
• Phone memory: Up to 1 GB
• Memory card support: microSD™
• Memory card included: 8 GB
• Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6
• Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250

Availability and versions
• Networks
• UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100
• GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
• UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
• GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
• Available in selected markets in Q1 2010

• Sensuous Black
• Luster White

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