We first reported last month when Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia X10 that it could be headed to AT&T or T-Mobile. Both carrier’s 3G bands were listed in the official product specifications, but we didn’t know which the phone would support when it landed in the United States.
Attempting to browse the FCC website gives any normal person a headache, but Engadget was able to spot the latest filing for the Xperia X10. Included in the documents was confirmation of support for UMTS HSPA Band 1, 4, and 8 (2100, 1700, 900). Operating band 4 (1700) is the frequency that T-Mobile uses for their current 3G network which further fuels the speculation we could see the device. Absent from the FCC documents were support for operating bands 2 and 5 (1900/850) which are the 3G frequencies for AT&T.
There have been multiple release dates thrown around for the Xperia X10, but it is officially listed as Q1 2010.
For those who need a refresher on the specs, the highlights include:
- 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 platform
- 4 inch capacitive display 480 x 854 pixels WVGA
- 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash — up to 16x digital zoom
- Up to 1 GB ROM (need to confirm this) / No word on RAM
- Ships with 8 GB micro SD (could vary by carrier)
- 1,500 mAh battery
- GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Android 1.6
Now the question becomes: Will T-Mobile subsidize this device or will it only be sold unlocked online. T-Mobile is reportedly going to offer the Nexus One so it will be tough for the Xperia X10 to get attention. The Xperia is said to be expensive and it will ship with the already outdated Android 1.6.
T-Mobile did recently launch the Sony Ericsson Equinox so I guess it is possible for the two companies to keep their relationship going.
Bonus video: Check out the X10 demo reel and ponder the possibility of owning this phone.
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