Sony Ericsson announced its first Android phone, the CES to get my first look at the device on this side of the Atlantic., in London two months ago, but I had to wait for
As you'd expect, the Sony Ericsson stand at the massive Sony Electronics booth was crowded with people wanting to get a look at the handset. And there's no wonder why--the X10 is a sight to behold. Its slim profile and clean lines hit high on the beauty scale, and I enjoyed how sturdy and comfortable it felt in my hand. Front and center is a brilliant display that measures 4 inches; that's bigger than the display on the
Inside, the X10 offers plenty to gape at. It runs on a Snapdragon 1GHz processor and offers an 8.1-megapixel camera with flash and video recording, a music and video player, Wi-Fi, GPS, a full Web browser, PC syncing and USB mass storage, a personal organizer, and a speakerphone.
The X10 runs Google Android, and Sony Ericsson adds on another interface layer with its User Experience Platform. Though we don't see any reason to hide Android behind a mask, the Timescape feature was somewhat appealing. Like Motoblur on the
For more on the X10, check out our hands-on. North American availability currently is limited to Rogers Wireless in Canada, but we hope to have a review model in the next couple of months.