It feels like ages ago when Sony Ericsson first unveiled the Xperia X10. When we were in Las Vegas for CES, a representative from Sony Ericsson told us to be on the lookout for a U.S. carrier announcement soon and we are still waiting. Speculation placed the device going to AT&T or T-Mobile, but neither carrier has announced support for the device.
According to a source from BGR, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is “100% coming to AT&T”. They are reporting an April-May time frame and a price point around $199 with 2 year contract.
We are glad to hear AT&T picked up the device, but is it too little too late? The Xperia X10 will launch with an older version of Android (1.6) and all the hype has moved on to new devices like the Nexus One, HTC Desire, and Dell Mini 5 (which all support the newest version of Android).
It is nice the price point came down from earlier reports, but if Sony Ericsson is aiming at the $199 contract price they will face some stiff competition.
Are any AT&T customers ready to fork over their cash, or do you want to wait and see what HTC, Motorola, and Dell have up their sleeve?
Highlights of the Xperia X10 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
- Ships with 8 GB micro SD (could vary by carrier)
- 1,500 mAh battery
- GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
- 3.5 mm audio jack