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Stay in touch when you're on the go with this mobile phone that features an 8.1MP digital camera with face recognition, face and smile detection, autofocus and an image stabilizer for taking amazing photos. The 4" touch screen provides simple use.

Cutting-edge, beautiful and fun, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for AT&T raises the bar for Android smartphone with unique communication and entertainment features and a powerful 8.1-megapixel camera/camcorder. You'll also be able to zip through the Web and multitask between a bevy of apps with the Xperia X10's speedy 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and AT&T's lightning quick 3G network.



Enjoy easy access to your favorite Google services, including Google
Talk, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube,
and more (see larger image).

In addition to fast video downloads and photo uploads to social networking site, AT&T's 3G network enables you to can make a call while simultaneously receiving picture/text messages and e-mail, or viewing Web pages. And with its Wi-Fi capabilities (802.11b/g), the Xperia X10 will receive AT&T Wi-Fi access at U.S. hotspots (with more than 20,000 U.S. hotspots) included as part of an unlimited data plan.

With integrated Google technology from the Android 1.6 operating system, the Xperia X10 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Elegantly designed with precise lines and flowing curves, the Xperia X10 features a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with an onscreen QWERTY keyboard, and includes a 2 GB microSD card for storing music, video, photos, apps, and more. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, aGPS for turn-by-turn navigation using Google Maps (as well as other optional apps and services), a Webkit-based HTML browser, MP3 player, and up to 8 hours of talk time.

Sony Ericsson Mediascape and Timescape Apps

The Xperia X10 features two signature Sony Ericsson apps that build on the Android platform to enhance your communications and entertainment experience.

  • Timescape is a unique communication application that automatically organizes social interactions in chronological order, leaving you free to concentrate on keeping in touch on the go. From Facebook and Twitter updates to photos, e-mails, and text messages, a scrolling menu offers easy viewing and organization of all communications. Additionally, tap the Timescape Infinite button to bring up and view all communications from a single person in a single place.
  • Mediascape gathers music, photos, videos and content from your phone's memory card and online, letting you browse, search, listen and share your media from one unified view. You can view photos taken on the Xperia X10 as well as your Facebook and Picasa web albums, or, when listening to a favorite song on your phone, press the Mediascape Infinite button to access related content about the artist pulled from the phone's memory as well as albums, songs, and video content from YouTube and search results from Google.


The Xperia X10 comes fully loaded with a 4-inch crystal clear touchscreen display and super-fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (see larger image as well as a schematic of all controls and ports).


The 8.1-megapixel camera with smile detection, face recognition, autofocus and LED flash.

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability).
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go. Connect for free using one of the over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
  • Powered by the Android operating system (version 1.6) with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • Integrated GPS with a choice of navigation apps:
    • Google Maps Navigation (Beta) provides free, pre-loaded turn-by-turn voice guidance. Powered by Google and requiring an Internet connection, it enables you to simply say "Navigate to [your destination]" to get on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.
    • AT&T Navigator service is downloadable via Android Market and includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
  • 4-inch touchscreen display (480 x 854 pixels, 65K colors)
  • Onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • 8.1-megapixel auto-focus camera with the following features:
    • Up to 16x digital zoom
    • Image stabilizer helps you avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.
    • Face recognition automatically recognizes up to five faces in your picture.
    • Geo tagging includes location information from where it was taken
    • Smile detection allows the camera automatically snap the shot when your subject flashes a smile
  • Video capture capabilities with video light for shooting in low-lit conditions.
  • Digital audio and video player
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB (a 2 GB card is included)
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Text, picture and video messaging
  • HTML Web browser (Webkit)
  • Instant messaging is available through AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, and Google Talk.
  • Push e-mail via Google and Exchange with support for IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail.
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, and calculator
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Speakerphone

Vital Statistics
The Xperia X10 weighs 4.8 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 415 hours (17+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS).

What's in the Box
Xperia X10 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide

AT&T Services

High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.



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  1. Great Expectations . . .Android Xperia X10 Review by Dave in Las Vegas "Dave"
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    I got the phone fast and spent almost two full days (I fiddled with it for about 20 hrs/day) installing great apps that just blew me away. LOVED the APPS for Android! The video quality was not great. Found out that I had Android ver. 1.6, needed to be upgraded to 2.1 for proper HD vid capability. Contact Sony customer support rep after being unable to do so using their software.
    "I am sorry, Sony has had issues upgrading this phone to Androiod 2.1 when it is with the ATT carrier. We have no date that I can give you as when this update will be available."
    That's the stopper, have to return the phone. Another stopper, I cannot order another phone on ATT through Amazon wireless for two years. I either have to order it through ATT directly or use another service, like Verizon or something else. Too bad for me, ATT, and Amazon. PS: AMAZON - YOU SHOULD NOT SELL THIS PHONE UNTIL IT IS ABLE TO ACCEPT THE ANDROID UPDATES. NOW I AM OUT $18 AND YOU HAVE LOST ME AS A CUSTOMER. // <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TLMQI6/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk/181-8309584-2313115">Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android Phone (AT&T)</a> (Posted on 5/6/2011)

  2. This phone is GARBAGE Review by H. Hristov
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    In November 2010 I bought the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 black model from AT&T. I don't have anything positive to say about this phone, only negative things. The camera takes very bad photos the quality is disgusting, the video is not good either, the phone is not as fast as advertised at all, powers up slow, and works sluggishly. The phone doesn't have a good antenna either, when I go inside a store, the signal is gone. Two weeks after I bought this dinosaur, it started to give me serous problems, when I am in a call I CAN'T END CALL, I have to wait for the person I am talking with to hang up on me, also during a call the touch screen dialpad will lock up, and I CAN'T use the dialpad. Also I can't connect to some bluetooth devices such as my laptop, printers, and my Motorola ear piece using the phone's bluethoot. I have called AT&T and reported all those problems, it is now almost the end of January 2011, and I am waiting my 3 replacement handset from AT&T, hopefully the 4th handset will work and I will finally have a phone, if it doesn't I will buy another phone, since the X10 is garbage. (Posted on 1/23/2011)

  3. Not Impressed Review by Rosie M. Stokes "Rosebud2990"
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    I upgraded to this phone from using the Samsung A707. I have to say based on the reviews I thought this phone would be something special. Now I wonder what kind of dinosaur phones people were using to rate this phone so greatly.

    The only good thing is that its a touch screen that has a wide screen.

    The phone updates slowly, the blue background cannot be changed, my animated text don't move, they did on my old phone (now I only get a picture in slide view w/sound). I am a huge texter and my old phone could change the backgound color of a text message, change the font and change the color of the font, add video, pictures and music.

    The Xperia 10 only allows for sending the text with video, pictures and music...that's it no more, no less. The screen has to have a significant touch with your finger to manuver through options. Not like other phones that allow you to adjust the sensitivity of the screen and allow just a finger nail to open/close options. The camera options are limited as well, my old phone allowed action shots, you could also change the look to black & white or whatever. This, in my opinion has been the worst upgrade, I feel like I went back in time just to have a touch screen phone. Its not worth it! Therefore, I will be looking for a replacement of this thing. (Posted on 12/25/2010)

  4. this is a HTC phone Review by Rob F
    Value

    I don't own this phone, but thought it would be good for Amazon customers to know that this phone is made by HTC. (Posted on 10/9/2010)

  5. Awesome! Review by James D. Clifford
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    Very nice phone. Huge touch screen.(Sensitive and really bright) No proprietary non-sense. Micro Sd.(Standard Expandable memory) Micro Usb 'B'(Charging and data transfer) Standard headphone jack. Great U.I. Amazing camera (Still and Motion) Excellent for texting and pic/vid messaging. Wifi is on point so you can get a small (cheap) data plan. Music player is just as good if not better than "ipod" (again the U.I. is really cool and easy) Android 1.6 as of time of this review (09/27/10) "2.1 to come in (10/??/10) If you don't know what that means it doesn't matter. (tech geek for update to increase power and processing speed) Got it from amazonwireless only payed one cent with plan. Always happy with amazon. xperia x10 "highly recommended" (Posted on 9/26/2010)

  6. SE makes great phones, update slowly *updated* Review by S. Sidlov "sbsidlov"
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    What's in the box:
    an X10 phone
    a 2gb micro SD card (loaded with software, the real user manual, sample music, video (including a tutorial) and a program to download and install PC software on your PC.) Sometimes two cards, an 8gb if you bought it from SonyStyle. Can have 32GB sd card.
    a USB to micro USB connector (that Micro not Mini)
    a outlet plug charger that connects to the USB cable
    a set of Sony Bass headphones 3.5mm jack
    a 3.5mm jacked hands free connector for a 3.5mm headphones (this is a great addition as you can use your favorite phones/buds and have hands free phone calls using this connector).

    I now have 2 of these in my ATT Family Plan. While I think the transition from traditional phones to the so-called smart phones causes the user to have to think a bit differently it can be done. Traditinally, we flipped open our phone, touched any key and it answered the call. With a Android based phone we have to unlock it first, and in some cases, press the accept call button. In a traditional phone we have hardware buttons or d-rings to activate functions, and here in the new touch model of interface, we have icons. This one difference can be frustrating to new users. Many android users complain about the number of taps it takes to make a call which can vary from 3 to 5 (or more) depending on how you do it.

    The SE X10 is supposed to be the flagship phone for SonyEricsson. In March of 2011, it will be superseded by the X12 which will up it's hardware specs, that is not to say that the X10 isn't pretty good in the hardware department. With a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor encased in one of the more stylish designs, and sporting 3 of 6 hardware buttons just for Android, the SE is a very powerful device. Much more comfortable in the hand than a Captivate, it has a rounded rubberized plastic back for holding one that feels great. The screen is mineral glass and I can tell you truthfully that it survives drops on ceramic tiles without damage and has resisted scratches very very well. The screen- even at 64K colors is beautiful in it's 4" size. Sharp, easy to read, and it shows as well or even better than the AMOLED screens which while more vibrant are not as bright in all situations. A promised software update will bring the screen to a higher color count. *SE announced mid-September that due to performance issues they will not update to 64m colors at this time.

    Hardware buttons are one of the commanding features of this phone. Besides a On/Off/Standby/Wake button, there is a dedicated camera and combo volume/zoom rocker button. The zoom rocker does NOT work when the browser is active. Soft buttons serve that function. While again, not being a Nexis there are only 3 other buttons, the Menu/Options, the Home/Active Apps and the Back button. As on many Android phones, access to the application's settings and such are done via the Menu/Options button. Having spent several hours with a Captivate that has no hardware buttons, I can not tell you how much I like a hardware button - you are certain that you pressed it. I often found myself pressing the Captivate's soft buttons several times when it didn't respond. The Menu/Options button will bring up different pop-up menus on the Home screen and all the applications so that you can do simple stuff like Exit, Refresh or even configure the settings. The Home button has two main functions returning you to the Home page or with a longer press: display to you the up to the last 6 apps that are/were last running. This long Home page press is a way to return to the apps that are running in the background. The need to use the Menu button to exit a program, and programs that are automatically started with the Android system (most of which are editable from the Android Applications Settings page) is one of the reasons that people install App Killers. It's just lazyness to not exit an application once finished, and an app killer fixes that with one tap.

    8mp camera: The X10 is a Sony Cybershot in disguise. Digital zoom, Smile Detection with smile size settings, Face Recognition, 12 scene modes or Auto-scene recognition, anti-shake, Geo-tagging, choice of center/spot/average metering as well as single, multi-point or infinite focus make this camera a contender for any travel size camera. Touch to tap subject and you can select any of the multipoint focus selections. If in Smile Detection it will look for any registered (up to 5) faces and focus primarily on that one, and then other faces. Video with a functional but slow auto focus in WVGA mode is available, a HD 720P mode w/autofocus is expected shortly with the firmware updates. While the screen isn't displaying full color, the photos are video are full color.

    Beyond it's style and the usual Android features, SE with it's long experience with Java (most of SE's feature phones are Java OS based) SE has dreamed up two fascinating applications. Timescape and MediaScape. It is these that define the phone's internals. In the US version, Twitter, Facebook and Google accounts can be merged together with your SMS messages, your on phone photos, your calling list and even the music you listened to into a great timeline. (Non-US versions may have MySpace and/or other services linked.) Timescape can display these with a linked photo of the other party or in the case of your music, album art. It's a very interesting and beautiful interface with the 'splines' or virtual cards, in a vortex that you can scroll via flipping your finger top to bottom or bottom to top. Touch a single card and it displays its content (though perhaps not all the text if the message is long). Press the Infinity button on the card and you will get a listing of all the calls, email, sms, Facebook - interactions that you have had with that person. That is of course if they are properly linked in your phone-book. (An easier linking phone book is promised as an update. Easier can only mean more automatic, since I don't have a problem linking them manually.) Timescape also allows you to view each stream of data individually, so you can view Facebook or Twitter streams by themselves as well as SMS, email, calls, and photos, via a carousel lineup of icons at the bottom. Timescape generally runs all time in the background. You can configure how often it updates from Never, 15 minutes to 3 hours. It can be killed with an app killer like 'Advanced App Killer' to improve the battery life. It can also be your Home Screen. Timescape however can be a performance bog, if you find that you would rather use a Twitter app such as Twitdryod or the Facebook app, there's no need for another program to do these updates. You can deregister your accounts from Timescape.

    MediaScape is a pretty good interface for your media files. Comprised of 5 rows of Album Art or photo/video thumbprints, it shows the "Recently Played", "Recently Added" "Favorites" "Most Played" and a Shuffle line of icons that can be swiped sideways to find a particular photos. While there are 3 icons on the bottom like the Timescape app showing Music, Video, Photos, they don't slide into position and are just tapped to bring up the instances (unlike Timescape's moving selections). Photos can bring up your Picassa and Facebook oneline photos as well as your photos contained locally. If the online photos are albums they show the album's default photo, and you can tap into that to see the details. A bad thing is that none of the online albums are stored locally and the phone has to download all the materials again, and again. On the other hand this could be a good thing since it doesn't waste any internal storage or SD card storage with lots of thumbnails. I have over 300 albums online and 28K photos on one of my accounts.

    MediaScape also has a more mundane list mode, where you can find your media via type, artist, album or track name. The phone has no equalizer or SenseMe feature. The supplied earbuds have terrific Bass sound though I find them personally a bit wide in diameter.

    Like many android phones, the sms messages and other notices flash across the notification bar which on the X10 is a bit narrow even when the screen is locked. It's said that it will be a bit fatter in the later updates. Notifications also flash the multi-functional LED on the upper left of the screen Green Flashing is a notification which shows even when the screen has blanked. Red/Red Flashing for 'need to recharge' and when charging, it goes from yellow to solid green. When plugged in the unit is always on, you have to go deep into the Android settings to turn this behavior off. The power button short press will wake or put the screen to sleep. Long press will either start the phone or bring up a menu to turn on Silent mode, toggle Airplane Mode or Power Off.

    Unlike the un-updated Captivates and some of the Euro ROMS for the X10, the ATT ROM is PERFECT for both WiFi and GPS issues. (Reports are mixed on the Galaxy S's 2.2 froyo fixing GPS and Wifi issues.) The phone will automatically switch from 3G to WiFi and will turn the GPS on and off as needed by applications that use location services. However since it is only Android 1.6 rather than 2.1 or 2.2 there are missing features due to the OS level. HD Video, and a 16 million color screen are among those. However, 'professional' reviews have down-checked the device because of it ahving 1.6. SE is between a rock and a hard place as far as software updates. They don't want to release a buggy or performance hindered update such as those that Samsung has done. So they have been indeterminate about the release date, moving it back and forth, committing and then saying they were wrong and moving that date back. (Oct 25-30 looks like the final timeframe.) Additionally once they release the ROMs, the various carriers will then modify it and go through quality checks for the changes and further delay the updates to the users. As of this writing, I don't expect that ATT will release a new rom until late 2010. The phone can be debranded fairly easily, this will make the SE update software available from SE's website update with the 'generic' rom sooner. Debranding will free your phone's internal storage of the ATT apps that are forced on you but not unlock the sim card. Rooting is also possible. The phone has 1GB of internal storage. Even after adding updated Google apps and about 10 more apps, I still have 500mb of storage internally.

    One of the few issues with the phone is WPA with MS-Chap or EAP-PEAP authentication. This is common on Android phones. I can tell you emphatically that it works perfectly with WPA2 with AES or TKIP (TKIP is unsecure and you should use AES instead) automatically. Unlike the Captivate the phone does not have "N" wireless, which is a shame. The MS-CHAP, EAP should be fixable with some of the apps on the market which give you deeper access to the WiFi settings such as PEAP, RSN, CCMP, Phase 2 keys, etc. "Full Wifi" being just one such app. You create the connection which fails with some of these or just manually via the app, to get the right configuration. The support is there, it's just that the basic GUI doesn't allow access.

    AT&T is looking to screw you with your data plan, so unless you have a grandfathered unlimited plan, the 200mb plan won't last you 10 days of playing around unless you have a wifi connection available all the time. Even then you MUST go into the Wireless Settings menu/Advanced Settings and turn on WiFi 'ALL THE TIME' because when the phone is screen locked, it uses 3G to update everything. So all your facebook, NYT, Twitter, Weather etc., updates are going to end up on 3G. Toss in a couple YouTube videos and Natigator runs, and you will be at your 200mb limit. Locking to wifi will cut the battery a bit (15-18 hours) but you're going to be plugging this thing in everyday anyway. Luckily for me, I live in Metro NY where the cable company Cablevision and Comcast and TWC have gotten together to share thousands of wifi spots wherever their cables are run through train and bus routes, town centers, parks and recreation points. Since there's little HSPA outside of NYC itself, the AT&T uses UMTS which is only about 4mb down at best, ususally 2.5 or less. CV's OOL wifi service is usually 3mb, so it's faster, and doesn't cost me extra. AT&T's data plan will get you access to AT&T's hotspots, the $15 is basic service (Starbucks and McD's) the $30 service will add most airport and some hotels access. You need to create a ID on AT&T's website that you can use on the hotspots.

    Another issue you might read about online is call quality or loudness. Unfortunately the unit doesn't have dual microphones for great noise cancelling, and in a crowded room or on the street, noise are not removed. I have not found volume a issue and I can raise the phone's volume to a level that I can hear. Speaker phone is okay to listen, but the party on the other side may feel you're talking out of a hole or closet.

    Very long calls are not comfortable on your ear with the flat glass front IMHO with any of these phones. I had one 50 minute call the other day that left me rubbing mine. If you use bluetooth devices or the supplied hands-free wired device this or the call levels or the noise cancellation should not be an issue. It is expected that the newer android release will bring more bluetooth features to the phone, such as the ability to share the phonebook with a bluetooth device.

    The SE X10 multi-tasks quite well. The most lag I've ever noticed has more to do with the custom predictive keyboard; Swiftkey that I downloaded and it's momentary lag with the servers it uses for predictive text. (It's so good at predicting, that only one or two letters usually shows the word I want and it remembers odd words like user names. I had a modest SMS that required 12 key presses -"surely it's not a problem". It is however, complete spyware because of that, and you need to switch to the base Android keyboard for login and when you're typing anything like a CC number. I have had all my stuff setup prior to using the 'predictive' keyboard. And it tells you that it is going to have that info on the servers if you use it to input it, when it installs, and asks if you really want to install it.) The standard Android phone keyboard isn't bad but a bit narrow in the keys for me with my fat thumbs. It also has predictive text with upto 12 word choices.

    Browser: a standard browser is included. It has a couple interesting features. Since there is no MT on the device, zooming is done with soft buttons that appear at the bottom of the screen. There is also a full page view button. Loading a page can automatically zoom and lock on a columnar text in the web page making it very easy to read. The screen is beautiful to read even the smallest type, btw. A adjustable rectangle is a 'lens' to slide around the page and zoom where you want. Tapping on any web page photo will bring the photo up in a separate display with it's own zoom and next/previous controls. Opera Mini is also available, and uses a single tap to zoom in and icons to zoom out.

    Lack of MT - is it a problem? No not really. With the right keyboard, even the fastest typist can type since the SE is so responsive. I am not the fastest two thumb typer, and I gave the phone to a ATT employee who tried my alternate keyboard and thought it was better than what's on the iPhone they used, and that it was extremely responsive in both the portrait and horizontal positions. I had seen them text someone between customers, before I asked them to test for me. If you game, I don't except for card games and the like, and the game requires MT, you can't use this phone. Zooming on photos is not a problem, and the lens mode on the browser works fine, as well as the soft zoom buttons. It is expected that more complete double-tap and long press for zoom will be implemented i n the next release.

    So bottom line, what's the opinion. This is a great phone. Any shortcomings are due the Android version or ATT's desire to make more money and locking out aspects of the base OS or Sony's own apps. OS mods are available on the market to fix the high end WiFi authentication issues. There are modifications that SE has made that overcome many of the issues of Android 1.6 in terms of functionality. It is believed that the 2.1 update will also overcome the performance issues of the release and include some aspects of the 2.2 Froyo release. It is expected that SE will release 2 more ROM releases, 2.1 and an upgraded 2.1 that has further improved the SE User xXPerience (UXP) before January 2011. Any hope for 2.2 may not happen until March 2011 when the next generation X12 should be on the market in some parts of the world.

    ATT has removed or modified the following on the phone:

    (removed) Sony Sync app/settings -

    Sony Sync is a web based server to synchronize your phone's settings and all your personal information like contacts, calendar, notes and bookmarks. It's much like Google's sync which is still on the phone. Sony is using Sync to allow you to export and then import contacts, etc., into a new phone and they support many of their competitor phones such as Blackberry, Palm, Nokia. Sony Sync interferrs with ATT's own Sync service which they charge $1.99/mo. CSR's at ATT tell me that people sign up for sync the month they buy a phone, sync the old phone, sync the new phone and then cancel.

    Side Loading Applications

    You can get Android apps from somewhere other than the market on the web, ATT locks this out. However, you can put the phone into USB debug mode and if you can download a app to your PC and hook up the phone you can put apps on it using either the Android SDK or if you've setup your phone on your PC correctly, Android Central's Sideloader app which uses a small subset of the Android SDK to install apps on the phone. The USB debug mode has not been locked out. It's a PITA however.

    ATT Navigator is installed, it doesn't interfere with anything, Google Maps and Google's Navigator with layers and Latitude work fine.

    All the major new Google apps work, except for a newer GMail app which is closer to the chrome version and the Google Docs app which require higher versions of Android. (You can have: Google Maps, Navigator, Latitude, Voice Search, Shopper, Google Googles, Starmap) There's google talk IM as well as all the major IM sites in one application. Google voice search is also on the home screen.

    Facebook works fine. Opera Mini works fine; double tap for zoom since there is no two fingered pinch gesture on the phone. Easy to browse Facebook photos. Other more exotic browsers are available from the market.

    Cingular's WebTV and Mobile TV are available as well as an YouTube app.

    There's no Flash support at this point due to the OS.

    *Update: since I got my phone at a SonyStyle store, I got a free extra 8gb card with an sd adapter, which I used. The box had the 2gb card, too. Using the 8gb's SD adapter card, I put my 2bg into my PC and it wanted to load software for the phone. Investigation shows that the 2GB card was preinstalled with PCCompanion SE's software for PC. Some MAC compatible software is on the SE website. In addition, the user manual, demo and tutorial videos, music and album art is on the phone, as well as a few sample photos. IMO just copy the card to your 'bigger card' or if you wish, you can omit the CCBrowser and PCCompanion folders. The phone needs to reboot to find the User Manual which has a lot of info on how to use the phone and the applications. (Posted on 9/24/2010)

  7. X10 is so good that I lost the desire change my phone Review by kits from VA "gadgetGeek"
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    It is strange to see so many positive reviews for this phone from customers while the reviews at the gadget site Engadget is negative. The reason could be X10 doesn't start of impressing you right away except in the appearance category. I think it will take about a week or two to really appreciate the phone. Any longer than that, you will fall in love with this phone. It just gets better and better as you figure the phone limitations and get some cool free apps from market to replace them.

    Over the last 2 years I never owned any phone over 3-4 months. Nexus One was the phone I owned the longest until I got the White Xperia X10i as I used to be on T-mobile. Recently, I came to AT&T as I liked the design on new iPhone4. Had it for a month and came back to X10a as I seem to like the freedom that comes with Android plus it's just hard to go back to 3.5" screen after using a 4" screen. I had X10 from around the day it was released internationally. So, it's been over 5 months already.

    The main thing I like about X10 is the style. I was little skeptical to get X10 which has 1.6 after using 2.1 on Nexus One. To my surprise Sony Ericsson customized the 1.6 on it so much that except for the active wall papers I hardly missed anything as many free apps got me all the functionality of 2.1 on X10. Nexus one used to crash for me almost every other day and X10 is just the opposite. It almost never crashed except maybe bluetooth acting weird once a month or so and I usually restart the phone to resolve it.

    Most important things to do to enjoy X10 experience:
    1. Install ADW Launcher if you want more than 3 Home Screens.
    2. Don't make TimeScape as your Home Screen and better yet disable it from auto updating the services like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Even better reduce the number of Splines you want to see in it.
    3. Install Handcent SMS, Swype Keyboard or change the default keyboard to Android keyboard, Weather & Toggle Widget, Blink (to customize notification LED colors), CalWidget, MeContacts.

    What I don't like about the phone (excluding Android issues):
    1. The phone keeps locking after I end the outgoing call. (Solution: Install free app "Not Call Log")
    2. No dedicated Search button. All Android phones come with 4 buttons at the bottom while X10 has only 3.
    3. USB connection to charge the phone is located on the top of the phone when it should be at the bottom.
    4. Call volume even at maximum settings is very low compared to most hand sets. It's almost impossible to hear the other person if you are on noise streets or metro station. You need to use Bluetooth headset.
    5. Default keyboard is probably the worst on any android phone. Thanks Swype for coming to the rescue.

    PS: Spend a day or two on xda-developersdotcom and check out X10 forums for some tips. The guys there can help you make his phone a wonder machine.

    BTW, even though this phone still has 1.6, 2.1 is expected before end of this month. Also, Google Maps Voice navigation works just great on it even with 1.6. (Posted on 9/3/2010)

  8. One of the BEST Android Phones....EVER ! Review by coolbobdon "coolbobdon"
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    Xperia
    While I salivated when I saw the white Xperia, the black Xperia did curb my salivation :) I almost got the Captivate, but saw this on Amazon Wireless - and didn't think twice ! Amazon Wireless has been excellent with providing quality service and quick shipping and handling. That being said, here's my take on this beaut from SE.

    Pros :
    (1)Excellent call quality(TTY is turned on all the time - after doing some research)
    (2)GPS ROCKS - Locks fast and took me on a 1000+ mile trip without losing connectivity -ANYWHERE, ANYTIME !
    (3)Timescape and Mediascape are good - use them extensively. No lag found unlike those mentioned in some forums that I've come across.
    (4)Battery life - Good enough 1+ days easy(although I diligently turn off wifi/3g and use "the" app to extensively kill stuff I don't use/need). The Li-po battery does not have a memory effect unlike others so keep it charged whenever it dips below 30-40%
    (5)Screen quality is crisp if you save yourself the bother and turn the Auto feature off.40-50% screen brightness should perk up the screen
    (6)Camera snaps and video are A++++ during day, but during night...
    (7)Music quality is crisp and clear(streaming over 3G/Wi-fi is spectacular)
    (8)1 ghz processor does justice to 1.6, and gets the work done.I haven't experienced any lag/delay. The supposedly update to 2.1/2 will make it fly
    (9)Build quality is awesome. Think BMW !
    (10)Looks are subjective, but I think this is one of the best looking phones out there..period

    Cons :
    (1)Missing out on "good" apps available for 2.2
    (2)ATT's crapola bloated apps eating into the precious memory
    (3)Night time camera snaps are crap mostly due to the lack of a flash. The "LED" flash serves the purpose of a flash-light..nothing more !
    (4)Came with a 2GB Microsd installed - Expected that since SE is not the most generous when it comes to giving freebies(Have upgraded it to a 8gb class 6 though!)
    (5)Speakers are feeble, wish they could have had 2. Own a N95 8GB as well - the dual speakers that this baby has can drive you deaf :)

    Overall:
    I have used SE since their T68i days, and my last one was a N95 8GB(if only it had a touch screen - it would beat the pants outta every android phone out there :) !! - I am personally very happy to have bought this phone over other "better" phones out there. I would highly recommend this phone to people who don't mind missing out on the latest and the greatest !!!! (Posted on 8/31/2010)

  9. Great Phone For A Great Price Review by AmazonShopper1222
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    When Sony Ericsson released the Xperia X1, I wanted it but it never came out to the United States. Then the X2 came out and it was kind of 'bleh.' When the X10 was announced in late 2009, I was disappointed that it wasn't initially released in the U.S.. In mid-August 2010, AT&T and SonyStyle began selling it. I found out about Amazon's wireless purchase service and saved a lot of money versus going through AT&T or SonyStyle directly. I upgraded my old AT&T Sony Ericsson clamshell feature phone to the X10 for [...]. That is a great price when you consider some of the hardware specs (such as CPU and camera) are still right in line with some of the current best Android phones which are selling for [...] and up.

    Pros:
    - Typical Sony quality design
    - 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
    - 8.1 megapixel camera
    - 4" touch screen display
    - Mediascape which plays the photos, music, and video files on the phone and is much better than the stock Android player
    - Wired stereo headset is included
    - Bluetooth hardware paired with my Sony Ericsson HCB-105 handsfree car speakerphone and Monoprice UM-1100C headset with no problems

    Cons:
    - Android 1.6 out of the box, but I already knew this going into the purchase, and Sony Ericsson has already committed to a 2.1 upgrade soon
    - AT&T-installed apps (AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Hot Spots, AT&T Maps, AT&T Navigator, AT&T Radio, and a few other 3rd-party apps) that cannot be removed
    - AT&T locks the phone to only being able to download and install Android apps from the Android Market

    On the fence about:
    - No 4G connectivity hardware, but that's okay since it's not supported in my area anyway
    - Timescape which covers email, chats, and social networking is really slick, but I don't use any of that much anyway so it's more of nice-to-have kind of thing
    - No multi-touch screen, but again I already knew this going into the purchase so it wasn't a deal breaker
    - 2GB microSD card instead of the 8GB one that ships with the X10 everywhere else in the world, but that's okay since I would have upgraded the card to a 16GB one anyway since you can get high speed class 4 ones in the low [...] when they go on sale

    The X10 has a few limitations compared to the latest-and-greatest that are out nowadays, but I'm more of an old-fashioned cell phone user where I'm turning off hardware features and killing application processes whenever possible while not being a big online and app user at the same time...which all goes into saving battery life...so I can live without some of the newer features out there. No matter how good a smartphone is today, none of them can replace a decent PC for me anyway which I still do most of my work, online stuff, and occasional games with.

    All in all, it's a cool phone with very nice features. Once Android 2.1 is released for it, I'm sure it'll be even better. And for [...] through Amazon (no tax and free two-day shipping too) for this level of hardware, it's just one step from being given away. No rebates to deal with, and if you catch it at the right time the AT&T activation fee is waived as well.

    A great bang-for-the-buck Android smartphone! I have no regrets. (Posted on 8/29/2010)

  10. Great Phone Review by Isaac S.
    Value

    I've had this phone for a week now and I love it. Ir runs Android 1.6 but it is covered up nicely with Sony Ericsson's beautiful custom skin. Timescape is a neat feature but probably something where the newness factor will wear off and I won't use it very much down the road. Mediascape is a very cool media player with tons of functionality. Sometimes the processor is very snappy, and sometimes it's not, it's unpredictable at this point.

    Pros:
    Best bang for your buck when it comes to smartphones.
    Timescape and Mediascape are unique to this phone.
    Touchscreen isn't perfect, but it is above average
    Great camera
    Contact list that links Facebook, emails, and everything else to a contact is really useful.
    Microusb charger and 3.5mm headphone jack. No proprietary connections.
    Expandable memory
    There is a extended battery available if you search the internet for it.
    External LED that blinks when you have a message or email or whatever. You can see the green light across the room and unlike other phones, you don't have to unlock the screen anytime you want to see if you have a message
    LED flash on camera can be turned into a very bright flashlight if you download the free app

    Cons:
    Battery life (as with any Android phone)
    Speakerphone is below average
    No customizable equilaizer (at least not that I could find after a week of use)
    Missing functionality of newer builds of Android (although Android 2.1 will be rolled out for this phone before the end of the year) (Posted on 8/24/2010)

  11. Fantastic performer. Review by Walt
    Value

    I've had many, many smartphones. I also currently own a Nexus One so I'm very familiar with Android. I had purchased a Samsung Captivate as a second phone to carry, but returned it due to some issues. The Xperia X10 is just a really great device. Phone reception is really great and gps functions spot on.
    Timescape is a very nice way to keep up with social feeds and the presentation is pretty killer.
    Mediascape is an incredible improvement over the stock Android media players. SE did a great job in covering up Android 1.6 with their own custom skin. They have also added things like Exchange support that would be lacking in many older versions of the OS. It's a very pretty UI and overall a pleasure to use vs stock Android.
    This is a very short review, but I will say that I highly recommend the X10. (Posted on 8/23/2010)

  12. Great phone for a great price Review by Sayid
    Value

    -Even with a brilliant huge 4" display, it feels really comfortable and light in hand thanks to its very sleek design.

    -8.1 MP camera is one of the best you can find on smartphones.

    -Android market has all the apps I need - love it.

    -Its music player simply rocks. Stock headphone delivers clean and crisp bass -which is quite a rarity. Watching youtube and other videos on it over 3G/wifi is really an awesome experience.

    -Android 1.6 works just fine for me as I'm used to +/- zooming. And because of the big high resolution display, I don't have to zoom that often. I will probably not buy anything with smaller display again. It's so much fun to browse on a 4" display.

    -Battery life is above the average. If you use your 'smartphone' quite often every day, you've to plug it in every night anyway.

    -Its trademark features timescape and mediascape are really interesting. They put together all my daily and social activities in one single place.

    Overall, I'm very satisfied with this phone. (Posted on 8/18/2010)


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