Apr 05 AT 6:26 PM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Rogers begins pre-order for Xperia X10

Canadian Android fans can now pre-order the Sony Ericsson Xepria X10 thanks to an offer from Rogers Wireless. The X10 will be offered for $149.99 with a 3-year contract. Customers who take place in an upgrade promotion will be able to redeem a free Sony Ericsson MW600 wireless headset.

Customers who pre-order by April 9, should see their device ship the week of April 12, 2010.

When Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia X10 many Android fans placed it at the top of their list, but that was five months ago. The 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4 inch display, and 8.1 megapixel camera sounded tempting at the time, but the phone is already looking outdated compared to newer Android 2.1 devices.

One of the glaring omissions of the X10 is the lack of multitouch support. Sony Ericsson plans to eventually upgrade the X10 firmware to Android 2.1, but a hardware limitation will prevent the device from gaining multitouch implementations.

If you are located in North America, then Rogers might be your only choice to get the X10. The company has a Canadian exclusive on the phone and no U.S. carrier has announced support for the device.

For those of us that complain about U.S. carrier contracts and data caps, go check out those Rogers rate plans. Ouch!

Source: Rogers Wireless

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  • Drew


    That upgrade to 1 GB of data is a steal!

  • http://www.ericfortin.ca Eric

    Most of Rogers plans are a steal… and im stuck with it. The problem is that there is no real competition between the carriers in Canada. They all agreed on a basic price for no features and add 5 or 10$ per feature…

  • http://Website Chris

    Avoid this phone … compared to the Nexus, the only thing it has to offer is the 8 megapixel camera (and megapixels aren’t everything when it comes to taking pictures).

    We need real competition between carriers … no wonder Canada is one of the most expensive nations for mobile services in OECD.