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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 To Launch On AT&T Only

AT&T has apparently managed to get yet another exclusive after Apple's iPhone as Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 spec sheet shows that the smartphone will only support AT&T's network.

Phandroid, a website that specialises in Android devices, says that the phone is compatible with GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100 but specifically excludes UMTS HSPA 900/1700 for the Americas.

Neither Sony Ericsson nor AT&T have commented on the speculations but it will be interesting to see how AT&T positions the X10 compared to the iPhone. Furthermore, there are also rumours that the AT&T-bound X10 will not even come with Google Navigation tools.

Indeed, the official website mentions the Wisepilot turn-by-turn satellite navigation tool but not Google Navigator. It is not surprising though given the fact that the X10 will not ship with Android v2.0 AKA Eclair.

The phone, which will be available from February next year in selected territories, will be one of the best-specced Android phones available of the market.

It comes with a staggering 4-inch touchscreen LCD display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and many other high end features.

Formerly known as Rachael, one can only hope that this super smartphone marks the resurgence and renaissance of one of the two mobile phone giants (the other being Motorola) that have started to fade away in the past few years.

Our Comments

Let's hope that AT&T and Sony Ericsson do not make a mess out of the whole product launch. The phone together with similar phones that will launch over the next few months will see Android being squarely positioned as Apple iPhone's most potent competitor.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.