Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on round-up

Engadget and Gizmodo posted their hads-on preview of Sony Ericsson’s XperiaX10, the comany’s first Android smartphone. Eventhough the phone was running a lot more smoothly than the first time we saw it the device didn’t seemto impress them:


Timescape is an integrated view for social networking and messaging, with an “infinite view” to see all types of communications for a particular person, while Mediascape is a more tame media app with a modicum of internet and social integration. It all seems very logically placed, and we like the fact that SE hasn’t really sacrificed the Android experience — you can still do Gmail and the Android Market and so forth, with very familiar UIs — but it’s going to have to be a lot more bulletproof before it hits the market if Sony Ericsson really expects us to use this day to day. Oh, also: the soft keyboard is terrible. We hear they’re working on it, but boy does it need work.


For the most part, I think the Nexus interface works (even as crashy as it was today on these pre-production phones). It’s easy enough to navigate, it stands out against the other custom Android interfaces with lots of bright colors and transparencies and it’s not bad too look at. More than that, you only use it as much as you want. (Some people might want a more complete Android UI overhaul, and that Nexus doesn’t quite deliver.) I don’t see how Sony Ericsson is going to get developers to put out apps just for Nexus, though I’m not sure how much that matters. It’s an example of Android’s potential in the hands of phonemakers who actually know how to design interfaces.

Don’t forget to check the first pictures and video sample taken with the X10 here

Source: Engadget & Gizmodo

  • Manfred

    Not bad at all, the interface looks promising. If this thing get the right price (I doubt in Sony Ericsson’s policy, but not in their phones) I may consider buying yet another phone. Android deserves that attention. If Windows Mobile 7 is at least 50 percent as good as Steve Balmer promise, we will have an interesting competition between iPhone and WinMo7/Android/Maemo phones (hopefully, we (the customers) will benefit from the situation).


  • admin

    It will probably be pricey (remember the Xperia..). The UI isn’t as interesting as HTC’s Sense though. But damn the hardware/specs sure looks sexy and unlike HTC you get a nice camera.