Today, Sony Ericsson is announcing its latest phone, first SE Android-powered phone. The Xperia X10 show off some really advance hardware capabilities, as well as a new UX (User eXperience) platform on top of Android which SE says will evolve over time as well as expand over other products.
Android is finally maturing and all manufaturers are releasing their Android-based devices. A few include customizations made by the manufacturer, read HTC Sense, Motorola Blur… and most include common hardware found nowadays, while others are betting on the lastest hardware in an effort for standing out of the rest.
Sony Ericsson bets for Android, and their first device, Xperia X10, really stands out for what we are used to:
- 4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (WVGA), scratch-resistant capacitive screen (non-multitouch)
- The processor is the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
- 8.1 megapixel camera with smile detection
These are a few of the powerful hardware details, but the phone also comes with a nice interface on top of Android, called SE Timescape and SE Mediascape, the first for managing your contacts and social networks, the later for music, photos and videos. These interfaces, still unnamed but referenced over some SE press-releases as the new UX (User eXperience) platform, is said to be platform-agnostic, which mean we could eventually see UX platform running on top of Windows Mobile.
To note that Xperia X10 runs Android 1.6, so it doesn´t include Google Navigation Beta as Motorola Droid, but they include SE WisePilot to make up for turn-by-turn directions.
We are eager to try-out one of these, hopefully someone at Sony Ericcson could send us one ?
Check these links to read more, and don´t miss the teaser below:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Product Page [english]
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Product Page [spanish]
If you want to have an in-depth look to the Sony Ericsson UX platform – Timescape and Mediascape -, check this video SE just released on their blog: