Feb 16 AT 3:17 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 headed to AT&T soon

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

Source: BGR

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  • http://Website Eric

    I have zero confidence that SE will update the OS quickly or efficiently. At least HTC is constantly working on updating builds with their relatively rapid product releases.

    I honestly don’t see SE doing the same thing, I think we’d have great hardware and be stuck on 1.6 until December.

  • http://Website Kevin

    It is a nice looking device with some decent specs, but I dont think SE will do as well as HTC and Motorola at this point. I am glad to see that there is another face for Android to shine through. If SE is coming to AT&T then that means they will be getting devices from Dell, HTC, Motorola and
    Sony Ericcson. I cant wait to find out what HTC device AT&T gets.

  • http://Website aleis

    well…it does have google maps 4.0.
    it has a custom UI so u wont be using the 2.0 backgrounds.
    the lil feature updates 2.1 provides dont outweigh the sheer awesomeness of this phone!
    though..reports say that the plastic is cheap on it…

  • http://Website Matt W

    I’m still dumbfounded that us AT&T users are the only ones without Android phones on our network. I want a Nexus One or Desire so bad, but if the X10 is the first out, I may just bite the bullet and get it. What is your problem AT&T?

  • http://Website robisaks

    The coolest things about this phone are the custom apps (timescape and mediascpape and camera app) that SE developed. they are what android should ship with. they are incredibly impressive and very beautifully designed.

    honestly, the differences between android 1.6 and 2.1 are not all that many. The only big difference is the multi-account sync.

    1.5 on the other hand is crap compared to 1.6. from market to maps everything about 1.5 sucks compared to 1.6.

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  • http://Website Matt W

    @robisaks… How about soon to be released full Flash 10.1 compatibility? That’s a pretty big difference between the 1.x builds and 2.1.

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  • http://Website DMT94

    xperia x10 is getting android 2.1 in q3 of 2010

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