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Close Up With the Xperia X10

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Back in November, Sony Ericsson announced its new smartphone the Xperia X10. It has been much anticipated by mobile enthusiasts, and is expected to give other popular phones (like the iPhone) some interesting competition.

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony Ericsson was of course demonstrating this device, and WebProNews dropped by the company’s booth to check it out first-hand. Check that out in the following clip.

"The XPERIA X10 is a fantastic example of our make.believe philosophy because we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and demonstrating that anything consumers can imagine, we can make possible," Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson said. "With the X10, we are raising the bar we have set ourselves with entertainment-rich phones like Aino and Satio by making communication more fun and playful, multiplying and enriching opportunities to connect."

A couple of the device’s interesting features include "Timescape" and "Mediascape". Timescape provides the user with a chronological collection of all of their communication  (email, Facebook, text messages, phone calls, etc.) on the phone in a single place. Mediascape provides a similar functionality but stores music, videos, and photos. It also has some cool facial-recognition functionality.

"The XPERIA X10 and the family of phones launching in the first half of 2010 underpin our commitment to an open and multi-platform strategy that maximises choice for the consumer and delivers the best possible consumer experience," says Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson. "The reaction from our global operator partners to the XPERIA X10 has been extremely positive and we will be rolling out across the world including Japan from the first half of 2010."

It is currently unknown when the device will become available in the U.S. It is expected to hit Canada in Q1 and Q2.
 

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  • http://tongstromberg.com Lars Tong Str

    Last chance for Sony Ericsson to catch up? In my book, they have already lost. The iPhone simply has set a standard they have not been close enough to live up to.

    Well, well. Maybe the increased competition between Google and Apple in this space could give them, Nokia and Motorola some time to catch up after all? After all, things have heated up pretty fast recently between the Google boys and Steve Jobs…

    http://tongstromberg.com/2010/01/20/apple-and-google-rivalry/