The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is something we could call a “superphone”, except it is launching with Android 1.6. Sony Ericsson is hoping most customers will not care, by offering a crazy UI and exclusive apps like TimeScape and MediaScape.
Face recognition is another prime feature that SE is showing off on their product blog. The technology allows the phone to recognize people’s faces in pictures and automatically tag them with their name. This saves times in labeling photos and groups them together based on the contact.
The Xperia X10 is expected to go on sale next month in the UK for £499.99, but no U.S. carrier has announced they will support the phone. We continue to hear a U.S. launch will happen (possibly in Q2 2010), but it’s starting to look like Sony Ericsson might end up selling an unlocked device direct to consumers.
Gimmick or useful feature? You decide.