Sony Ericsson has officially announced the new Xperia mobile phone, previously thought to be the X3 and/or Rachael but now declared to be the X10. The new phone will run Android 1.6 and a new user interface called UX.
The new phone - which many expected to see running Android 2.0, not 1.6 - is based upon the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, only the second phone, after the Acer Liquid A1, to run this 1GHz processor.
The new X10 phone introduces a number of new software-based applications, in addition to the Android Market Apps service: Timescape, a management program, "manages all your communications with one person in one place. Browse through your conversations...to check out your Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails and texts all in one go." plus Mediascape that allows you to, "...get all the music, photos and videos you want from your favourite friends and artists. It accesses content from everywhere - your phone, YouTube, PlayNow - and presents everything for you."
Other highlights include, Wi-Fi, a 4in screen with gesture control, a 8.1-megapixel autofocus camera with touch focus, intelligent face recognition, smile detection, image and video stabilizer and geotagging and an included 8GB memory card to top up the 1GB of included memory.
The phone will be available from the first quarter of 2010 in either black or white. No prices were revealed.
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