When Sony Ericsson formally announced its first Android smartphone a few weeks ago, it was vague about a release time. This company is now saying that the Xperia X10 will launch in February, meaning a long wait for those interested in this device’s very large, high-resolution display and 1 GHz processor.
Previously, Sony Ericsson had only promised that this high-end model would debut in the first half of 2010. Now, this company’s official web-store in the U.K. says that the release will be in the second month of next year, halfway through Q1.
It’s not clear if this is referring to a global launch in February, a European launch, or just a launch in the U.K. Bert Nordberg, Sony Ericsson’s president, promised that this smartphone will be available “across the world”.
Pricing for this model has not yet been revealed.
An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
The Xperia X10 will be chock full of high-end features, starting with its 4 inch, WVGA+ (480 x 854 pixel) capacitive touchscreen. In addition, it will run Android on a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Another high-end feature will be the 8.1-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash and video support. This will offer 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, e-mails, and texts.
The X10 will be a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM worldphone. There will be two versions: one with the 3G frequencies used in N. America, including T-Mobile USA, and a second with the frequencies used in Europe, Asia, etc.
Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi g will also be included, and so will a GPS receiver and a microSDHC memory card slot.
Business users should be happy to hear that this Sony Ericsson model will have Exchange ActiveSync, in addition to support for consumer e-mail systems. It will also have an Office suite.
Source: Sony Ericsson UK