Sony Ericsson Android lumbers into view

Sony Ericsson has debuted the Xperia X10 Android phone. The device, previously codenamed “Rachel,” is capable of automatically recognizing connections between contacts, content and media.

The X10 can identify up to five faces in any picture, while automatically linking the image to relevant e-mails and social feeds across the device. ?
In addition, a timescape “infinite button” allows users to aggregate all social interactions and correspondence with a specific individual into a single view.

The X10 also features a Mediascape application that helps users retrieve multimedia content from multiple sources, including YouTube, PlayNow as well as the phone itself.

The new Xperia is powered by an open UX platform that supports downloads from a number of app stores, such as PlayNow and the Android Market.

Additional specs include:?

  • Size – 119 x 63 x 13 mm.
  • Weight – 135 grams.
  • Memory – 8GB microSD memory card.
  • Operating system – Google Android Donut, version 1.6.
  • Processor – 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250.?Display – 262,144 colour TFT touchscreen, 4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (WVGA), scratch-resistant.
  • 8.1 megapixel camera – Up to 16x digital zoom, auto focus, geo tagging, image/video stabilizer, smile detection, touch focus and video recording.
  • Messaging – E-mail, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, picture messaging (MMS), predictive text input, SMS.
  • Entertainment – 3D games, media browser, video streaming and YouTube.
  • GPS – A-GPS, Google Maps, Wisepilot (trial version).
  • Connectivity – 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Micro USB connector, synchronisation and Wi-Fi.

The Xperia X10 is expected to be available at the beginning of 2010.