After nearly a year of speculation, Sony's Ericsson Xperia 10 is officially (and finally) headed to AT&T and will be available on August 15th (next Sunday) for $130.
Built around Google's Android platform, the X10 joins a growing list of smartphones outfitted with Qualcomm's popular 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It also comes with a 4-inch touch display, 8.1MP camera with smile detection, face recognition, autofocus, and LED flash, and 2GB of onboard memory expandable up to 32GB.
"Sony Ericsson is raising the bar for entertainment-rich phones with the launch of the Xperia X10," said Paul Hamnett, senior vice president, Sony Ericsson North America. "With the convergence of our user experience platform and the Android OS, we are bringing consumers a smartphone experience that is not only exciting, but also very refined. Following the successful global launch of the Xperia™X10, we are pleased to partner with AT&T to launch this phone in the U.S. market."
Less clear is exactly what version of Android the X10 will run. Sony's screenshots seem to reveal Android 1.6, which would put the X10 behind the curve right from the get-go, and according to Phonescoop.com , you can bank on this being the case. Bummer.