Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson's first foray into Android

The skyrocketing Android operating system must be catching on when Sony Ericsson jumps on board. And what a debut! The newly announced Xperia X10 has a relatively huge 4-inch capacitive touch screen, and Sony Ericsson has managed to make a good thing even better with its "Rachel" interface atop the already appealing Android.

Too bad we'll have to wait until early next year for this is slim, attractive smartphone with its 8.1-megapixel autofocusing camera with video recording, steadied by an image and video stabilizer. And it's all goosed up with that 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.

Wow. The battle for smartphone supremacy is getting white-hot. More pics, plus a spec list:

From Sony Ericsson:

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 at a glance

Camera

* 8.1 megapixel camera
* Up to 16x digital zoom
* Auto focus
* Intelligent face recognition features
* Geo tagging
* Image and video stabilizer
* Photo and video light
* Send to web (photo and video upload)
* Smile detection
* Touch focus
* Video recording
* Recent shot tray

Music

* Album art
* Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
* Media player
* Music tones (MP3/AAC)
* PlayNow™
* TrackID™

Web

* Bookmarks
* Google™ search (from standby)
* Web feeds
* WebKit web browser

Communication

* Sony Ericsson Timescape™
* Speakerphone
* Vibrating alert

Messaging

* Conversations
* Email
* Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
* Picture messaging (MMS)
* Predictive text input
* Text messaging (SMS)

Design

* Auto rotate
* Gesture control
* Picture wallpaper
* Touchscreen

Entertainment

* 3D games
* Media browser
* Infinite button
* Video streaming
* Video viewing
* YouTube™

Organiser

* Alarm clock
* Calculator
* Calendar
* Flight mode
* Infinite button
* Office suite
* Phone book with dialer
* World clock

Location-based services

* A-GPS
* Google Maps™
* Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

* *The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to www.sonyericsson.wisepilot.com

Connectivity

* 3.5 mm audio jack
* Bluetooth™ technology
* Micro USB connector
* Synchronisation
* USB support
* Wi-Fi™

Preloaded applications

* Sony Ericsson Timescape™
* Sony Ericsson Mediascape
* Sony Ericsson Home with clock widget
* Sony Ericsson Sync
* Android Market™ Client
* Gmail™
* Google Calendar™
* Google Maps™ with Street View
* Google Media Uploader
* Google phone-top search
* Google search widget
* Google Talk™
* Google Voice Search™
* Network Location Provider
* Set-up Wizard
* YouTube™

Screen

* 262,144 colour TFT touchscreen
* 4.0 inches
* 480 x 854 pixels (WVGA)
* Scratch-resistant

Accessories
In-Box:

* XPERIA™ X10
* Battery
* Stereo portable handsfree
* 8 GB microSD™ card
* Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
* User documentation

Optional:

* Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
* Car Charger AN300
* Screen Protector ET902

Facts 1)2)

* Size: 119 x 63 x 13 mm
* Weight: 135 grams

* Phone memory: Up to 1 GB

* Memory card support: microSD™

* Memory card included: 8 GB

* Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6
* Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ QSD8250

Availability and versions

* Networks

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

* UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
* GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

* Available in selected markets in Q1 2010

Colour

* Sensuous Black
* Luster White


Via Sony Ericsson
(press release) and product page