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12 Apr 2010
By Richard Fink
Apr
12
2010

Telstra to launch its second Android: Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10

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Today we’re letting everyone know that Telstra will launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 on 4 May. It’s our second Android-powered smartphone.

It’s certainly one of the more distinctive looking smartphones we’ve seen. The Next G model comes in piano black with metal highlights. It also sports a massive 4-inch screen.
Xperia X10 from Telstra
The Android underpinnings mean Xperia X10 comes with popular Google applications like Gmail and Google search and access to thousands of apps on the Android Market. It will also feature made-for-Android apps from Telstra including Mobile FOXTEL, Whereis® Navigator and Yellow Pages® Mobile.

Like the HTC Desire, it packs a fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor – good for multitasking and rendering web pages quickly.

It also comes with two apps that are unique to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The first is ‘Timescape™’ which displays all of a customer’s communication in one view including SMS, email, Facebook posts and tweets making it easier to keep up to date.

The second is ‘Mediascape’, which allows customers to browse and access media content saved on their phone or available online – for instance on YouTube. Unique integration with the BigPond® Music service lets customers view and purchase associated songs from inside the app.

To see the X10 in action, have a look at the short video with Telstra mobile phone product manager Ben Bevins talking about the X10’s features.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on Next G Network you can register your interest from today.

Availability and Pricing
It can also be purchased outright for a RRP of $1099.

It’s available from [T]life, Telstra stores and dealers from 4 May.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 at a glance

Dimensions:

119 x 63 x 13mm

Weight:

135g

Display:

4-inch full touch screen, 480 x 854 pixels, scratch-resistant screen

Imaging:

8.1 megapixel auto focus camera with 16x digital zoom, smile detection, face recognition, geo tagging, image and video stabiliser, photo/video light, video recording

Music:

Album art, Bluetooth® A2DP, media player, music tones (MP3/AAC), TrackID™,

Platform:

Android 1.6, upgradable to Android 2.1 in the future

Memory:

Comes bundled with an 8GB microSD™ memory card.

Connectivity:

Assisted-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB port, Wi-Fi™, Bluetooth® A2DP, USB mass storage

Messaging:

Microsoft Exchange Active Sync®, Instant messaging, MMS, SMS, predictive text input

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2 Comments

  1. Iain says:

    Can anyone comment on how this phone stacks up against the HTC Desire?
    From what I can gather, this would be a better option given the two Apps that are unique to Sony/Ericsson.
    Thoughts anyone?

    • Eric says:

      I have the x10a, Since having this phone I have Been Dumped and left for dead By SE and Tel$tra. The Phone does Not Work! The phone is Still On 1.6 software, There for is not even in the same league as the HTC? Tel$tra Have not OutDated this phone to 2.1, It May Never Happen, As For 2.2, Don’t ever expect to see that as the x12 is already gossip on the wind! If You Want A Phone that Works, Stay away From The Xperia Series :o [

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