Price Of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Drops To £19.38 per Month

In what might be a sign of an impending product launch, some online retailers have discounted the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 with the smartphone available for as little as £19.38 per month on a two year contract.

As reported yesterday, the Xperia X10 will finally get an Android OS 2.1 upgrade fairly soon and some might foresee Sony Ericsson's decision to discount the phone as a clear indication that a Playstation Phone may be on the way.

Orange (via Buymobilephones.net) offers either the white or the black version of the Xperia X10 for £20 per month on a series of packages, all of them with an automatic £15 cashback.

The three packages on offer are the Dolphin 20, Racoon 20 and Canary 20; the first one comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB data allowance, the second one comes with 200 minutes, 300 texts and unlimited UK landline calls while the third packs 200 minutes and unlimited texts.

Alternatively, those seeking a cheaper total cost of ownership may opt for the T-Mobile's offer which includes 300 texts, 300 minutes and 1GB data allowance for £430 (on an 18-month contract) which compares favourably with the £460 you'd have to pay for a lesser package.

The phone was launched one year ago; it has a 4-inch WVGA display (without support for multitouch), a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, a 8-megapixel camera with AF, image stabilisation and geotagging and Android OS v1.6.