Details about Sony Ericsson’s first Google Android phone have just been released and it looks like the Xperia X10 will hit the market in early 2010.
The high spec X10 will be the flagship handset for Sony Ericsson’s new phone family which is built on strengths in social media and entertainment. High resolution graphics (480 x 854 pixels WVGA) are promised for the 4 inch touchscreen, as is a richly interactive user interface and some great social networking applications.
Ease of use seems to really important with this new range and Sony Ericsson claims the X10 will be “the most open, human and intuitive user experience yet” and that “the Xperia X10 is the first mobile phone to truly humanise the way people interact with their phones“.
So they’re not promising it’s going to have emotions and be capable of returning your love… but hey the camera has got face recognition and smile detection (!) so the X10 might not be far being the human/phone hybrid we’ve all been dreaming of.
Native Sony Ericsson applications included on the phone include the impressively smart and cross-platform apps:
• Sony Ericsson Timescape( manages all your communication with one person in one place. Browse through your conversations the bright way to check out your Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails, and texts all in one go.
• Sony Ericsson Mediascape is the smart way 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
The phone will also have access to the Android app market of course. Back to the hardware. The Xperia X10 promises a 8.1 MegaPixel camera, with touch focus and video and digital zoom.
Sony will also be introducing wireless headphones that work on Bluetooth.
More information on Sony Ericsson’s blog