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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread update
Aug 1st, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Xperia X10Android 2.3 gingerbread

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was launched last year with Android OS 1.6 (Donut). It had come a long way since then. The smartphone now not only supports Eclair but also Gingerbread.

Finally, the much awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is all set to be rolled out for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. However, the company could not reveal an exact date of the roll out.

It is being reported that the X10 users cannot get the Gingerbread update over-the-air (OTA). As such to install the update, users need to connect their handsets to a PC and then run Sony Ericsson’s PC Companion software.

Bundled with the Gingerbread update are tighter Facebook integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot as well as tethering feature. The Backup and Restore app as well as Mediascape will be removed from the handset by this update. Users will also be able to enjoy horizontal app tray along with media widgets.

It offers some great features combined with matching specifications. Storage capabilities include a 384MB RAM and 1 GB onboard storage. The 4 inch OLED capacitive screen was the highest screen resolution (480×854 pixels) offered by any smartphone at the time of launch.

Following the trend, it can support 32GB microSD cards, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio and DLNA. Good camera resolution of 8 megapixel with LED flash and AF should suffice.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now for just £19.38 per month
Nov 12th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Sony Ericsson Logo Xperia X10 white

The news is that the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson is being offered online retailers for as low as £19.38 per month on a 24-month contract. Analysts aver that this signifies the possible launch of another product from the technology behemoth soon.

Xperia X10 has already got Android 2.1 OS upgrade and the discounted price for the Xperia X10 could as well hint at the possibility of a PSP (Playstation Phone) in near future.

Orange through Buymobilephones.net has the Xperia X10 white or black version on offer for £20 per month on various packages and it also offers a £15 automatic cash-back.

Named as Dolphin 20, Racoon 20 and Canary 20, the three packages pack a good punch. The first one has unlimited texts, 100 minutes and 250MB data, the second has 200 minutes, unlimited UK landline calls, and 300 texts while the third one has 200 minutes and unlimited texts.

T-Mobile offers the handset otherwise for £430 along with an 18-month contract. You get to have 300 minutes, 1GB data allowance, and 300 texts. Looking at the total cost of ownership, this package sounds great as it has a lot more to offer.

Xperia X10 is more user-friendly to view anything on the TFT screen, which comes with a scratch-resistant glass so that the handset is shielded from day-to-day wear and tear. It has got 1GB of internal memory storage expandable up to 16GB.

Apart from a hand free communication supported by 3.5mm audio jack, it has got sophisticated technical features such as EDGE, 3G HSDPA and GPRS at the speed of 7.2 Mbps. Users can access various sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, thanks to the Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth with A2DP, and HTML web browsers.

The users will find it more convenient to hold and easy to use. The extraordinary 8MP camera comes with image stabilizer, geo-tagging, auto-focus, and LED flash. Users can experience full fun and amusement, thanks to the FM radio with RDS system. Various other features such as organiser, A-GPS system, voice memo, calculator, T9, etc can be explored using this amazing XPERIA X10 White.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 leaps to Android 2.1
Nov 9th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Sony Ericsson Logo Xperia X10 white

We can no way comment whether it was intentional or not but Samsung made Sony Ericsson’s efforts to move forward look smaller when it upgraded its Galaxy S handset to Android 2.2 even as Sony Ericsson upgraded its Xperia X1o users to Android 2.1 after a long wait.

Sony Ericsson has stayed way behind its peers with regard to Android updates. Most of  the OEMs have been with Android 2.1 for better part of this year while some manufacturers like HTC lapped up Android 2.2 very soon. SE though has languished at Android 1.6 and the upgrade to Android 2.1 is surely a welcome change for its users though it is not enough to stop tongues wagging.

For the record, SE did not make noise about the Android 2.1 roll-out though it actually started a week ago across Europe.

Decades later if you happen to talk about internet on mobile phones, you might talk about 5th November 2010 as the “Belated Android update Friday”.

Click here to view Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 deals from OBIL.co.uk

Android 2.1 and Multitouch on Xperia X10 by Sep 2010
Apr 19th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Android 2.1 Xperia

Sony Ericsson confirmed the news that its flagship Android platform Smartphone, the Xperia X10 would get upgraded to Android 2.1 from Android 1.6 this September.

As per reports from mobiles.co.uk, customers would also get to experience the Multi-touch feature which was conspicuously missing from the handset. Despite initial reports that the inability to Multi-touch was a hardware issue, there are hopes to the contrary and the old and obsolete Android is the major drawback for the Xperia X10 at present.

For the record, let’s have a sneak peek at the handset. The Xperia X10 carries Sony’s tradition of powerful embedded cameras by having 8.1 megapixel camera with all high end features like autofocus, compact digital camera, smile and facial detection, geo tagging and ‘send to web’ feature to instantly upload or share the pictures over flicker, Picasa or Facebook. The Xperia 10 also comes with all powerful connectivity features like Wi-fi, Bluetooth and 3G.

To view pictures captured with such a high end camera, Xperia X10 comes with 4 inch touch screen, large enough to view high quality images. Couple with 480×854 pixels, it has the best resolution for any Smartphone in the market. Precise dimensions of phone are 4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches, while weighing 135 g.

We need to wait and watch how Sony Ericsson pulls off this upgrade given the fact that Xperia X10 is its flagship Smartphone and that they messed it up when it came to their recent update to PS3.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 HTC Desire Ready from Virgin Media
Apr 1st, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Virgin

The much awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Desire are being sold by Virgin Media from today as per its announcement. The positive thing about these handsets is that both Virgin as well as non-Virgin Media customers can go with these phones.

As per the news, you can avail the HTC Desire on a two year contract deal by paying £30 a month along with a free phone. However, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which is offered with a similar deal on PAYG plan costs £50 more than that of the HTC Desire.

Additional offers

Virgin Media is also offering its existing customers few additional benefits like free calls to any Virgin mobile, free calls to Virgin mobiles from their home phones. Customers can also go with either the same monthly plan for a shorter period of 18 month deal or with a low cost plan of just £5 for the same term of the contract.

Virgin Media with an intention of increasing the number of its cutting edge Smartphones, is coming with an attractive deal by offering the BlackBerry Bold 9700 to its customers exclusively for one month deal.

Vodafone accepts pre-orders for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Mar 27th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Vodafone logo Xperia

Vodafone has just got the stunning Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 up its sleeve and pre-orders are being accepted. The innovative Android Smartphone from Sony Ericsson is just a week away.

The Xperia X10 carries Sony’s tradition of powerful embedded cameras by having 8.1 megapixel camera with all high end features like autofocus, compact digital camera, smile and facial detection, geo tagging and ‘send to web’ feature to instantly upload or share the pictures over flicker, Picasa or Facebook. The Xperia 10 also comes with all powerful connectivity features like Wi-fi, Bluetooth and 3G.

To view pictures captured with such a high end camera, Xperia X10 comes with 4 inch touch screen, large enough to view high quality images. Precise dimensions of phone are 4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches, while weighing 135 g. Vodafone is offering the Xperia X10 for £35 monthly deal on a 24-month contract with 900 free minutes, unlimited text messages and 500MB of data.

Vodafone’s official website announced that the handset will be available starting April 6th but the press release differs the date to be April 2nd, which is just a week distant from now.

Xperia X10 – Sony Ericsson’s Android based Smartphone
Mar 26th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Sony Ericsson Logo Xperia

Sony Ericsson is planning to launch its Android Based Smartphone Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in UK during April through Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile.

Amid speculations and setbacks with news around of Sony and Ericsson’s divorce, Sony Ericsson is all set with a launch of powerful Android based Smartphone Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This one is a really power packed dynamite with a super fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor running on Android OS. This Smartphone comes with 1GB of default external memory, with a provision to extend using microSD cards.

It carries Sony’s tradition of powerful embedded cameras by having 8.1 megapixel camera with all high end features like autofocus, compact digital camera, smile and facial detection, geo tagging and ‘send to web’ feature to instantly upload or share the pictures over flicker, Picasa or Facebook. The Xperia 10 also comes with all powerful connectivity features like wi-fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.

To view pictures captured with such a high end camera, Xperia X10 comes with 4 inch touch screen, large enough to view high quality images. Precise dimensions of phone are 4.7 X 2.5 X 0.5 inches, while weighing 135.0 g.

This new Sony Ericsson powerhouse to be launched by Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile is a real pack of explosive features.

O2 Starts Selling Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Mar 24th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

O2 Logo Xperia

O2 has joined the bandwagon of service providers who sell Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 but just in black for the moment. Online business partners viz., mobiles.co.uk and dial-a-phone are providing deals from O2 for the first Android phone from Sony Ericsson.

O2 is offering the phone for £30 per month as the lowest rental including 600 minutes and unlimited texts but no free internet access. The total cost of ownership thus works out to be £720 over the two year contract period which is by all means high compared to T-Mobile’s tariffs for HTC Desire.

If you are looking for a cheap monthly tariff, Vodafone offers the X10 Black for £320 upfront payment and a £10 monthly contract for two years. The TCO works out to be £560 though you get insufficient 75 minutes and 250 texts per month.

O2 has meanwhile delayed its home phone service launch which promised to cut down the combined cost of connectivity in all forms including broadband, fixed telephony,  and mobile telephony. It is expected for May 2010 launch, now.

Online mobile phones retailer obil.co.uk expects stocks to arrive early April and is already taking in pre-orders on the Xperia X10. The pre-order however does not include O2.

Click here to pre-order your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 from OBIL.co.uk

HTC Desire and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 lined up by T-Mobile
Mar 24th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

T-Mobile

T-Mobile

The much talked about Smartphones, HTC Desire and Xperia X10 are being offered by T-Mobile for as low as £10 per month albeit with a high premium payment upfront. T-Mobile has set the buzz by starting to accept orders for both the Smartphones.

Though the operator will ship both the phones starting Friday, it expects seven to ten days delivery time for the Desire and the X10 respectively.

The X10 is being offered for free at £35 per month on two-year contract with a bundle of 900 free minutes, 500 texts and internet unlimited. But if you don’t mind shelling out £226 up front you can get going with £10 per month, with a smaller bundle of 100 free minutes and 100 texts but unlimited internet. The great sounding £10 per month deal is not actually cheap because the total ownership cost turns out to be £466 while the SIM-Free handset by Play.com is available for around £490.

HTC desire specifications are almost the same as its US version Google Nexus One smart phone, which includes snapdragon processor with 1 GHz speed, latest version of Android operation systems Android 2.1 with AMOLED touch screen of 3.7 inch size and 5 megapixel camera. The differentiator from Google N1 is HTC’s in-house Sense interface over Android.

T-Mobile is offering the Smartphone for free if taken on a £35 per month 2-year contract. The contract offers 1200 minutes talk-time, free internet and 500 text messages. T-Mobile is offering similar £10-per-month tariff and at a low upfront cost of £164.

Orange gets exclusivity for white Xperia X10
Mar 20th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Orange_Large Xperia

Telecom Services major, Orange has bagged the exclusivity to offer Sony Ericsson’s first ever Android based handset, the Xperia X10. Orange confirmed the news Xperia X10’s white version will be available for free to customers on selected monthly payment contracts starting early April.

Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Sony Xperia X10 comes with a stunning 8.1 megapixel, automatic focus camera, 1 Gb internal memory, an 8GB expandable microSD memory slot and a four-inch WVGA touch screen display.

Orange UK is excited at the prospect of bringing Sony Ericsson’s first ever Android based device to mobile phone aficionados in the UK. Orange believes that the exclusive white Xperia X10 with its excellent social integrations helps people stay connected all the time either over a call or by being online. Orange sees that the Xperia X10 would make its range of Android devices all the better.

Phones4U will be offering the Xperia X10 powered by Orange on an Orange contract.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 from Vodafone
Mar 11th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Xperia

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 new Android based powerful handset will be bundled with Android’s Donut 1.6 edition release with a plan of updating it to latest Android 2.2 version.

This update may happen in a month of time. Even latest HTC like HTC legend and HTC Desire are also powered with Android 2.1 version only, which is the up-to-date version available. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be the first handset to be updated with Android 2.2.

Entire plan of shipping this powerhouse with most powerful and latest OS system or not will depend on how quickly Google will bring it into market and also it is still not out in the market what updated features this new version will bring and which makes it uncertain what features Sony Ericsson Xperia will make use out of them. As of now everything is under wraps and has to see till it is unwrapped.

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