We announced a week ago that AT&T will be releasing the Android based Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and it appears AT&T has kept to their word. The Xperia X10 is available for purchase online and in stores for $149 with a 2-year contractual commitment, or $349 with no contract.
The Sony Xperia X10 sports a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 4 inch LCD screen and operating on Android 1.6 under Sony’s MediaScape/TimeScape interface. There are plans to update to Android 2.1 later this quarter, and later to Android 2.2 but no exact dates have been set in stone.
The Xperia X10 was voted “most popular phone model” in Japan in 2009, and has finally made it’s way to America. I’m curious to see how well this phone sells from a company who seems to be a bit nervous about carrying Android smartphones. Even for the company with an exclusive Apple partnership, they can’t deny Android’s ever increasing popularity.