Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 to be company’s first Android smartphone?

Chris Davies - Oct 20, 2009
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 to be company’s first Android smartphone?

It seems we could have been calling Sony Ericsson's first Android smartphone by the wrong name, at least according to a Tweakers forum member.  That individual, who claims to have not only talked to Sony Ericsson staff about the device but to have played with a prototype, says that rather than the XPERIA X3, the handset will most likely be branded as the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10.  They've also let slip some details about a possible launch window.

Unfortunately, that launch window is February 2010, a long time after the previously-tipped announcement in November.  In fact, such a release date would put the Android smartphone in the right month for Mobile World Congress, rather than attempting to battle for coverage in January at CES.

As for his hands-on impressions, he found the XPERIA to be slim, speedy and pretty impressive, and happily showing none of the lag that some HTC Hero owners have reported:

"The device is super flat and further the size of the screen similar to that of the HTC Touch HD. Furthermore, the device is slightly rounded, according to the two-SE employees that the new trend in SE ... What had struck me as the big screen and the thickness of the device. The device is really ultrathin fact! I also do not specifically on the camera side view, but the device is comfortable to hand and is much lighter than a x1" Sjef Sjef, Tweakers forum

Unfortunately due to the circumstances of the encounter Sjef Sjef was unable to take a photo of the XPERIA X10 (aka X3, aka Rachel), so we'll have to make do with the previous leaked image for now.

[via GSMArena]

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