SONY ERICSSON'S FIRST Android handset gets captured on film by the INQUIRER at the mobile phone's launch event in London in an exclusive video walk through. The Xperia X10 has the highest resolution camera we've encountered in a Google OS powered handset at 8.1 megapixels, with images displayed on the largest screen we've ever seen on an Android mobile at four inches.
The handset is powered by a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor running the Android ‘Donut' 1.6 version, with an overlay to the OS software from a joint venture by Japanese company Sony and Swedish company Ericsson. Their offering is similar to HTC's Sense and Motorola's MotoBlur, which also add social networking features to the phone's operating system.
The Timescape feature shows all of the mobile's text messages, IMs, emails, tweets and Facebook updates together in chronological order, displayed as if they were sheets of paper on top of each other that can be scrolled through kinetically or just filtered down. The other feature of the handset that sets it apart from vanilla Android deployments is Mediascape, which is the phone's media player that offers access to music over the air from Playnow, although the network 3 provides Spotify instead.
Most networks now feature the Xperia X10 free on a contract, or the mobile can be purchased SIM free for around £450. µ