Sony Ericsson’s Android-Based Xperia X3 Will Debut this Week

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A “teaser” video gives the world a sneak peak at one of the smartphones Sony Ericsson is going to unveil on Nov. 3. The device shown matches the leaked images of the Xperia X3, the very high-end model that will be this company’s first running Google’s Android OS.

Sony Ericsson RachaelThis video gives close-up views of an upcoming phone from a variety of angles, but without any details. Unfortunately for this company’s plans of building suspense, numerous images of its X3 appeared on the Web months ago.

Sony Ericsson has promised to unveil the device shown in its video on Nov. 3, essentially confirming that this will be the debut of the first Xperia model based on Google’s operating system.

An Overview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X3
The name “X3” hasn’t been 100% confirmed. Some reports say it may have been changed to “X10″ or the ” Infinity”. In any case, the code-name is definitely “Rachael”.

According to unconfirmed reports, this smartphone will have a tablet shape dominated by a 4-inch, 800-by-400-pixel touchscreen.

It will reportedly run the Android OS on a 1 GHz processor Snapdragon processor. Rather than use Google’s standard user interface, Sony Ericsson has created a proprietary one for this device that emphasizes social networking (see here).

One of the highlights of the X3 will apparently be its 8 MPx camera with flash and support for VGA (640 x 480 pixels) video recording at 30 fps. This will offer face and smile detection, as well as image stabilization.

It will allegedly be a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM phone with dual-band (900/2100) 3G: 10 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA. Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi g will also be included.

In addition, it will have a GPS receiver and a microSDHC memory card slot.

This Android-powered model will come in either a white or a black casing.

Pricing & Availability?
Pricing for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 is not yet known. Also unknown is what countries this smartphone will be released in, and if it will be offered by any wireless carriers.

This information may be revealed at the event on Tuesday.

“Teaser” Video

Source: Sony Ericsson

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