AT&T May Get the Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 this Summer

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Sony Ericsson’s Android OS-based Xperia X10 could head to AT&T this summer. The smartphone offers a large, high-resolution display, a 1 GHz processor and a 8.1 megapixel camera, among other high-end features.

According to an unconfirmed report, the Xperia X10 will be coming to AT&T in the 30th week of this year, which falls during mid-July.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10This would be a slightly unusual move; until now, Sony Ericsson has had little success getting U.S. carriers to offer its high-end smartphones. However, the company’s devices are popular in Europe.

An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
The Xperia X10 is full of high-end features, starting with its 4 inch, WVGA+ (480 x 854 pixel) capacitive touchscreen.

It runs Google’s Android OS on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The version available now has Android OS 1.6, but there have been unconfirmed reports that an OS 2.1 upgrade is being developed.

Another high-end feature on the X10 is the 8.1-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash and video support. It offers face and smile detection, as well as image stabilization.

To set it apart from the competition, Sony Ericsson has built some special apps for its new Xperia models, including one that can bring together messages from a variety of sources, including Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails and texts.

The X10 is a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM worldphone. There will be two versions: one with the 3G frequencies used in North America, including AT&T, and a second with the frequencies used in Europe, Asia, etc.

Read a Review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver and a microSDHC memory card slot are also included.

Business users might be happy to hear that this Sony Ericsson model has Exchange ActiveSync, in addition to support for consumer email systems. It also has an Office suite.

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