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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 announced

So it's offical now, the Xperia X10 was announced by SE and presented by pretty Ullis Norström:

You'll find the full press release and a lot of details about the device here.

I'm very surprised how accurate all the rumors and leaked pictures were! Some of us now need to decide between the X10 and the Satio. Both are packed into a very classy design, but X10's user interface brings more of Sony Ericsson's style and Android 1.6 OS, which simply has more appeal to many out there. When the phone will finally be released to the market it hopefully features Android 2.0. (since 1.5 and 1.6 still lack some common things: for one currently it's not possible to transfer files via bluetooth, because MANY of its profiles ain't supported yet. In our office that was the main method for quick phone2phone file transfer.) Update Nov 12.2009: The phone will be released with Android 1.6

But the commercial video shows something essential: we might just focus on the simple questions and cut the geek crap, does the phone look good? does the user interface look good? Is the touchscreen responsive, does the camera shoot good pictures, can we sync our appointments and address books?

Sony Ericsson however introduces the so called UX Platform, a comprehensive way, how the user can access contact information and media stored on the device, plus also on the internet. They split this function into two new productnames: Timescape for contact information and Mediascape for songs and videos; they are accessible through the infinite button. The press release tries to explain it to us - but one has to wait and see how the functionality and performance develop during the next 4 months.

Xperia X10: has Android 2.0 and a very fast cpu, no Xenon flash, display can only show surprisingly few colors, Video Recording 854*480 16:9 / xxfps, truly multitouch capable? No automatically changing Wallpaper on X10? ds ds ds well all these features will be delivered by you or the android community I guess. Then there's timescape and mediascape ... and possibly a very hefty price tag, around €600-700.
Update 26.12.2009: sample pictures and movies taken with Xperia X10 (8MP)

Satio: has Xenon flash, 12 MP (only 9MP when shooting in 16:9), Video Recording 640*480 / 30fps, superb address book and messaging client, very good value for money.

Slashgear Demo Video

for a rather complete comparison of Satio and Xperia X10 click here [sony ericsson UK]

Xperia™ X10

112.0 x 55.0 x 13.0 mm
119.0 x 63.0 x 13.0 mm


Available colours
Sensuous Black
Luster White

360x640 pixel
16,777,216 color TFT touchscreen
480 x 854 pixels WVGA
16,536 color TFT touchscreen

External screen

SanDisk microSD™ support
Phone memory 1GBSanDisk microSD™ up to 16GB, 8GB included

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA 900/1700/2100

Performance GSM
Standby time:
Talk time:
Video call:
11 hours 0 min
360 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min

Performance UMTS
Standby time:
Talk time:
Video call:
4 hours 50 min
340 hours 0 min
2 hours 20 min
0 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min
0 hours 0 min

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