One more Xperia X10 hands-on video


Here’s new hands on video of the Xperia X10 (in french). As you can see the UI is now running fairly smoothly:

Sony Ericsson is expected to announce some new Xperia X10 info (vilibility, etc..) during CES in Vegas next week.

Source: GPS&Co

One more Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 video

Here’s another Xperia X10 hands-on video for your viewing pleasure:

Source: YouTube via HDBlog.it

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on preview

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The boys at PhoneArena posted their Xperia X10 preview yesterday. It’s starting to look like Sony Eriscssonmay have a winner here, especially if thrye release it on time (early next year). The UI still needs some performance improvements but the hardware seems to be top notch (the camera is one of the best on a smartphone, so check out the WVGA video sample they’ve posted).
SE is obviously push hard the X10 and “abandoning” the WinMo based X2.

If the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was to be released on the market today, it would be a smashing hit. It comes with great design, eye-pleasing interface and proper integration of social networks and services. Moreover, the X10 has what it takes to win over its rivals in terms of hardware – 4-inch screen, fast 1GHz processor and 8.1-megapixel camera. All this sounds truly impressive, but when do we get to see it hit the shelves? Officially, the Xperia X10 is expected in Q1 2010. We do hope that Sony Ericsson manages to roll out the phone on schedule, because delays equate to an increased number of strong rivals. As of today, however, things are looking good for Sony Ericsson´s first Android device and its future seems serene.

Source: PhoneArena

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 800×480 (WVGA) video sample

Here’s a WVGA (800×480) video shot by Techblog.gr with the Xperia X10:

What do you guys think? Doesn’t look bad IMO (remember that it’s a pre-release device and a Youtube quality in’t the best..).

Source: YouTube

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 picture samples


Techblog.grjust posted the rest of their ongoing Xperia X10 preview. This time they posted a couple of sample picture taken with the phone’s 8.1Mpix camera. As you can see the quality is really good. What’s interesting though is that some samples exhibits the opposite of what we have been seeing on the HTC HD2. Unlike pictures from HTC’s device the center of the picture doesnt suffer from any pink/purple tint, but you’ll notice that the edge of the pictures do have some purple/pink tinting.

Source: Techblog.gr

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on video

Hot on the heels of their size comparison feature, TechBlog.gr just posted a 17 minutess long Xperia X10 video hands-on. The UI seems to be running even faster that last time we saw it in action. Will this be the first Sony Ericsson phone to be out on time ?

Part1:

Part2:

Source: TechBlog.gr

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to hit AT&T next year ?

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According to SE’s Xperia X10‘s product page, the device supports the following radio bands:

Networks
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSPA 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100

Interestingly those are the bands supported by AT&T in the US. THat’s just a supposition though so we will have to wait and see when the final US version of the product is announced in Q1 2010.

Sony Ericsson ‘s official blog has also uploaded two videos of the device in action:

The Phone Dialer:

Barecode scanning:

Source: SE Xperia X10 via Pdroid

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on round-up

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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:

Engadget

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.

Gizmodo

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

First Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 sample pictures & video


Here are the first sample pictures taken with the 8.1Mpix camera on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and they look really good (well they are definitely a whole lot better than the pictures taken with the HTC HD2). A video captured with the device has also been uploaded to YouTube:

- I’m not that used to X10 yet so I haven’t found all the settings and such to really optimize my shots.
- These are not tripod-shots so camera shake could be more visible than some of the Satio samples. (I’m working on some DIY tripod mount for X10 since I can’t use our tripod accessory, I do miss that fastport some times )
- This is of course with pre-release SW and prototype HW so don’t take these samples as true indications on what the final quality will be like, there are lots of things still to be fine-tuned and changed.

Just put Android 2.0 and I’m sold. Come on SE!

Source: Sony Ericsson Blog

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 expected to launch in February 2010

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According to Sony Ericsson’s UK website the much anticipated Xperia X10 is expected to launch in February 2010. If I didn’t see this video I would have called BS on this one. But now that SE seems to have fixed the serious performance problems we saw during the first hands-on at the launch event I wouldn’t be surprised if company’s first Android device is right on schedule.

Source: Sony Ericsson UK via Engadget

10 minutes long Xperia X10 hands-on video, UI running smooth!

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Following yesterday’s picture gallery, HDBlog.it uploaded a 10 minutes long hands on preview of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.And surprisingly the UI is now running super smoothly! Check it out:

Source: HDblog.it

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on gallery


The boys at HDblog.ithave posted a couple of live pictures of Sony Ericsson’s first Android smartphone (sporting a SnapDragon chipset), the Xperia X10. The device is still a couple of months away and knowing SE I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s gets delayed. Hopefully they will fix the horrible performance we saw in the first videos last week.

Source: HDBlog.it

Another Xperia X10 hands-on with full specs

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SlashGear posted their hands-on impressions and video of Sony Ericisson’s Xperia X10 Android smartphone. The phone in the video is probably the same one we’ve seen earlier, so don’t expect anything really different (yes it’s still slow as hell, beta-software I guess).

Beyond the X10 – which SE describe as their flagship for 2010 – there’ll be a range of mid-tier smartphones based on both Symbian and Android, each sharing the (as yet unnamed) same user interface. According to the company, the UI is platform-agnostic – they’re even considering using it on future Windows Phones – and will eventually be positioned as distinct from the hardware, similar to how HTC Sense has been branded. Unfortunately there’ll be no retroactive deployment, so Satio buyers will have to make do with that smartphone’s existing UI. It’ll come as little consolation for those owners, but Sony Ericsson do expect to offer more consistent, long-term updates to their “smart” devices from now on; the X10, for instance, will eventually get an update to Android 2.0.

It’s too early to give a conclusive opinion on the XPERIA X10; while Sony Ericsson’s demo model proved reasonably capable in the core Android apps, the real test will be whether Timescape and Mediascape have the speed to back up their functionality. It’s worth remembering when you watch the demo video below that the X10 being shown is non-optimized; SE assure us that the final result will be far snappier. As we’ve seen with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR and HTC’s Sense, adding value to Android can definitely help define your smartphone from the rest of the crowd; while we have little doubt that Sony Ericsson will be able to get the hardware/software mix fettled in time, our prime concern is that the XPERIA X10 may not – like the X1 before it – make it to shelves before the pre-release hype has expired.

Also remember that the current rumor is that SE is no longer going to make Windows Mobile devices and only focus on Android & Symbian.

Full Specifications:

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

Screen

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

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™

Optional:

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

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

Accessories
In-Box
:

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

Source: SlashGear

Sony Ericsson announces the Xperia X10


The day has finally come and Sony Ericsson just announced their first Android handset, the Xperia X10. As it has been rumored the devices sports a Qualcomm SnapDragon chipset clocked at 1ghz (Qualcomm 8250), a 4″ capacitive 854×480 touchscreeen, 8.1Mpx camera and a new Android UI (running on top of Android 1.6). Unfortunately as of today the device is totally unusable according to the videos posted below. This is obviously pre-production software and hardware but I find it sad that SE thought it was right to show the world such an un-finished product. One has to wonder if it will be ready for the Q1 2010 release (knowing SE the device will probably be delayed a couple of times).

Promo video:

The real thing:

Red the full PR here

Source: Sony Ericsson via Engadget

New Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 (Rachael) conceptual UI shown on video

A new video of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Xperia X3 (or X10 or Rachael) UI has leaked on YouTube today. The video is labeled as “conceptual” so it may or may not be the real UI found on the retail device which is going to be launched on November 3. Interestigly the screen resolution of the UI is 854×480 , Android 2.0 ?

The first UI video can be seen here

Source: YouTube via Engadget

Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 teaser video

Xperia X3 teaser
SE just uploaded a short teaser video of their first Android device the Xperia X3. Not much is revealed so just take a look and be patient until November 3.

Source: YouTube

Sony Ericsson set to announce the Xperia X3 on November 3

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Things are finally getting official, according to a message posted on a teaser site and a confirmation from SE themselves on Twitter, the Xperia X3 (or will it be called Xperia X10?) is going to be unveiled on November 3. This fall is definitely all about Android! Check out the latest X3 pictures here
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Source: Sony Ericsson via SeBlog & Engadget

New Sony Ericsson Xperia X3 pictures


Here’s some new pictures of Sony Ericsson’ first Android device the Xperia X3 (which supposedly features a SnaDragon chipset). The device isn’t expected to arrive before Q1 2010. Current rumors are that SE is going to ditch Windows Mobile in favor of Android.

Source: MobileCrunch

Sony Ericsson planning to drop Windows Mobile and focus on Android?

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 Well this wouldn’t come as a surprise given Sony Ericsson‘s utter lack of marketing support towards the Xperia X2 (and the months of delay & prohibitive pricing of the Xperia X1). But this is all analyst talk so this is as good as anybodies guess (well it’s usually far worst given the lack of understanding of the subject they are talking about half of the time). SE’s CEO Bert Nordberg just said during a conference call that they are getting ready to announce a new strategy (maybe before the end of the year with the announcement of the Xperia X3 Android smartphone?). Lets wait and see…

Source: PC Advisor