Feeds

Sony Ericsson confirms Android Xperia

Kimono opened, Rachael revealed

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sony Ericsson has finally undressed 'Rachael' – its latest flagship smartphone known for ages only by its sexy pseudonym.

Leaked images, pictures and specifications have been doing to rounds for months. But today marks SE’s first official confirmation that the X10 smartphone will launch during “the first half of 2010”.

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com

The X10’s innards put it on an equal footing with several other high-end handsets, not least the HTC Touch HD2, which shares the same CPU: Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

It’s disappointing that the X10 is expected to ship with Android 1.6 – not version 2.0. However, don’t forget that the latest Google OS update will be available for free download by one-and-all at – it’s rumoured - some point later this month.

SE_Xperia_X3_01

Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 runs Android

In the meantime, SE has overlaid its own UI - sorry, “User eXperience” - onto the X10’s Android OS. The UI supposedly impoves Android by combining “best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, unrivalled integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface”. So there.

SE also promised to add more features and capabilities to the X10’s UX over time.

Lurk further under the X10’s shell and the smartphone has some strong technical features on offer, including an 8.1Mp camera with 18x digital zoom, and both Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3G support.

The 119 x 63 x 13mm X10 smartphone can even handle 3D games and should prove an indispensible mapping aid thanks to its on-board Assisted GPS and geo-tagging features.

SE_Xperia_X3_02

A real contender for smartphone success?

SE hasn’t given a firmer UK launch date for the X10 than Q1 next year. Body colour options will stretch to “Sensuous Black” and “Lustre White”. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.