Orange has announced that it will sell the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 smartphone starting from next month, with a white version available exclusively from the mobile phone operator (ed : note that Nokia also has a X10).
Francois Mahieu, director of devices at Orange UK, declared in a statement that "We’re really pleased to be working with Sony Ericsson to help bring their first Android device to UK customers."
The X10 marks Sony Ericsson's comeback with a competitive model that comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB internal memory plus a 8GB microSD card and a 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus.
But it is its 4-inch touch screen, which is bigger than the 3.7-inch of the Nexus One/Desire and boosts a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, which may literally set it apart from the competition. Vodafone will also sell the black version.
O2 is also set to sell the X10 after it was first spotted back in January 2010 and the Telefonica-owned company has the model listed under its mobile phone accessories list here.
Play is also selling the unlocked version for only £490 delivered but only as the "sensuous black" version.
Orange actually claimed exclusivity for the white version of the the device which is kind of strange. It is slightly amusing to see that mobile phone networks actually consider colour to be a sufficiently compelling feature to release a press statement.