Rumours have started to filter out about the release of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Android handset, the XPERIA X10. Though nothing that can be called as concrete evidence has come out yet, it appears that the X10 may be available soon subsidized by major US carriers. Sony Ericsson is supposedly working on two variants of the smartphone, possible to cater to the needs of AT&T and T-Mobile. Since both versions are to have 3G support, the T-Mobile version will support the 1700 MHz band used by T-Mobile 3G network. Sony Ericsson has plans to bring out the XPERIA X10 in early 2010.
The XPERIA X10 was previewed last month by the guys over at BoyGeniusReport. With a pricetag of $700+, it will be one of the most pricey android phones yet. The X10’s prototype itself got some very good reviews. It will be running on the Android 1.6 operating system, but with a customized UI created by SE, named Nexus. Like the HTC Sense UI and other such Android UIs, the Nexus focuses heavily on social media integration, entertainment and overall aggregation of user information. The smartphone is literally a handful, with its 4” 480×854 capacitive touchscreen, even though it is overall rather light and thin. Other features include, the standard stuff like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack along with a humongous 8.1 megapixel camera.
The pricetag of $700+ would mean that the X10 would require some heavy subsidizing on part of the carriers to make it even remotely affordable. Here is a device specsheet:
Source: AndroidGuys Via BGR