Looks like AT&T wants to do away with all of their Xperia X10 inventory before the end of this year. The carrier has announced a new promotional offer that lets users win a free Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 phone for every contracted unit they purchase. This buy-one, get-one-free offer is set to run until the end of this year.
The offer is also being promoted through Sony Ericsson‘s Twitter account where a company representative has written,
It doesn’t get better than this – buy an Xperia™ #X10 at @ATT (until Jan 1, 2011) and get one #FREE!
While this is a nice deal if you are looking to gift one of your kin with an Xperia, it is still not as good as the alternate offer from Best Buy that is currently on. You may recall the Best Buy free smartphone offer that gives users a chance to buy one of several phones – including Xperia X10 – at $0, provided customers sign up for a 2 year contract.
So now that you have a choice, you can decide which one is best suited for your needs.
If you own an Xperia X10, keep looking out for a new update that is now being offered to the handset. This update will install Android 2.1 to the handset besides offering new features like 720p HD video recording, backup and restore application, new homescreens and a Facebook integrated phonebook. Xperia X10 Pro and Mini users will also receive updates for improved Bluetooth functionalities with support for sending pictures, contacts, etc.
Now because the update is significantly big, it will not be offered over the air. Instead, users will see a notification on their phones to update the software via the Sony Ericsson PC Companion app. The first of the phones should start receiving the update on October 31st with the distribution to extend all through the month of November. So if you don’t seem to be receiving your update soon enough, don’t get restless!
The white iPhone 4 may well turn out to be a vaporware. But if you are one who is excited about owning a white colored variant of popular mobile phones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or Samsung Fascinate, news is in that the white colored versions of these handsets will be available starting October 24 on Best Buy. If you are interested, you could go ahead and reserve a piece rightaway for a price of $50.
Samsung Fascinate is the Verizon bound variant of the popular Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S. On the other hand, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is on AT&T. Of course, you will have to remember that these phones will come locked to these carriers upon purchase.
From what we hear, the white versions of these two phone models shall be exclusive to Best Buy to start with and so if you want those bragging rights, go ahead and make the purchase now.
Rejoice if you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or an Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Android hackers have just released a simple utility that will help you root your Xperia X10 in just a matter of one click. The hack is based on the very same exploit that was recently used to root the Motorola Droid X. To get started, you have to download the UniversalAndroot v 1.5.3 software.
There are a couple of interesting pointers about this rooting application. Firstly, the software also supports one-click unroot to get your phone back to the original state. More interestingly,. the hack is enabled without unlocking the bootloader which means that your warranty will not be voided because of your hacking mischief. We also hear that the rooting utility also supports the usage of custom roms which means you really get to decide all that you need to run and remove from the phone’s system.
Are you trying this out on your Xperia? Write down your experience in the comments below.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 users recently had a firmware update issued to them and if you are among those who tried to update to the latest firmware, then you are likely to be hit by this latest bug. The latest firmware does more harm than good and not only do Xperia 10 users have to suffer the ignominy of having to stay with the outdated Android 1.6 OS, but now also have to suffer from frequent network disconnection.
So, this is how it works. If you are in an area of low cellular signal, it is observed that the new bug will automatically turn your Wi-Fi off when the cellular signal drops to zero and when when it bounces back, the Wi-Fi will restart. That’s a torture considering that users are such low signal areas are particularly needful of a consistent Wi-Fi connection.
Nevertheless, if you are noticing this bug on your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, then hold on, another update to undo the bug in this latest update may soon be on the way.
No idea why it has taken Sony Ericsson so long to bring their Xperia X10 to the American market. Nevertheless, from what we hear, AT&T should be bringing the Sony Ericsson X10 to the United States sometime between the mid of August and mid of September. Spec-wise, it looks kind of old at the moment. The device features an Android 1.6 device and at $345 is no bargain for consumers to pick this one over other devices with much more modern specs. We had earlier reported that the device could launch in Q2 of 2010.
Now, there is no word on how much subsidy AT&T is planning to offer on this phone. Considering that this is phone has pretty mundane specifications and the fact that it has existed in other parts of the world for some time now, expect some heavy subsidy as Ma Bell gears to sell the stocks out as quick as possible.
Nevertheless, hold on for some official communication from AT&T before throwing in your money at an alternative.
Sometimes display technologies can be quite overwhelming for regular users who do not actually care about whether the display is LCD, AMOLED or Super AMOLED. However, each of these different technologies do perform differently and it makes sense to offer a look into their performance before deciding upon the phone of your choice.
Folks at TechBlog give us an excellent demo of how these three display technologies fare under bright sunlight. As you can watch from this long video below, there is little to choose from since none of the three screens are explicitly better. Nevertheless, the LCD on Nokia Xperia X10 appears to be marginally better than the Super AMOLED screen on Samsung Galaxy S which is in turn better than the AMOLED screen on HTC Desire.
What are your views? Watch the video and tell in the comments.
Own a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that you so desperately want to root? Well, it just became a possibility. Folks at the XDA Developers forum have finally been able to root the Xperia 10. Bad news is that the rooting process requires its own hardware. Secondly, the process is still not available for the common masses. So hold on till that is made available.
Nevertheless, rooting can be quite dangerous and unless you are made of nerdy-geeky material, it is always inadvisable. Nevertheless, if you are looking for more information, head over to the XDA forums – that is, if you can understand whatever is being spoken there. I couldn’t.
A Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could soon be out on the stands. The device is reported to have been cleared by the FCC earlier this week and if rumors are to be trusted, expect the handset to be available in the US markets by Q2 of this year.
What do you get to have? Here are some important tech specs and features in addition to what we had noted earlier
Display : 2.5 inch touchscreen QVGA
Processor : 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor
Mobile OS : Android 1.6
Connectivity : EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Camera : 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus
Other features include
3.5mm audio jack
Colors : Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver (X10 Mini)
Sony Ericsson’s first Android phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has launched on T-Mobile UK. According to the company’s website, the cheapest price plans start at £35.00 with a two year contract period.
Technical Specifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Dimension (mm) : 119 x 63 x 13
Memory : 8GB memory card
Battery : 05:50:00 talk time with 340 hours standby
Camera : 8MP with Flash, Zoom and Video Recording
Internet Connectivity : 3G and GPRS enabled with built-in GPS
Price Plans for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on T-Mobile
£35.00 per month : Free handset with 900 minutes, 500 texts amd unlimited* internet with 24 months contract
£40.00 per month : £18.00 handset with 1200 minutes, 500 texts with unlimited* internet with 18 months contract
There are also cheaper monthly price plans (starting at £10.00 that come with higher cost for the handset.)