SE unveils first Android phone


Sony Ericsson has unveiled the XPERIA X10, the company’s first Android-based device and the flagship phone in a family of handsets coming to market during the first half of 2010.

The X10 introduces a new UX platform, which the company said “builds on top of the open OS and creates a unique user experience.” It comes with applications such as Timescape, which enables users to manage all their communication with one person in one place. They can browse through their conversations to check their Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails and texts in one go.

Also embedded is Mediascape, which enables users to get music, photos and videos from their favourite friends and artists. It access content from the phone, YouTube, and PlayNow, and presents everything to the user.

Users can also download applications direct to the handset from a number of stores including PlayNow and the Android Market.

Other features include an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with smile detection, touch focus and geotagging capabilities, Google Maps and Search, A-GPS and 1GB of internal memory, with an 8GB card bundled with the phone.

Sony Ericsson president Bert Nordberg said: “The XPERIA X10 and the family of phones launching in the first half of 2010 underpin our commitment to an open and multi-platform strategy that maximises choice for the consumer and delivers the best possible consumer experience.”

The X10 will be available in selected market from Q1 2010 in black and white.