Sony Ericsson today officially unveiled its first Android-based phone, the Xperia X10, a flagship phone in its new family of phones coming to market in the first half of 2010.
The Xperia X10 comes with a four-inch screen and an 8.1-megapixel camera. It uses version 1.6 of Android and the Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1GH processor.
Sony Ericsson says its UX platform builds on top of the open OS and creates a unique Sony Ericsson user experience by combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface.
The phone will be available in the first quarter in selected markets. It supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100 and UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100.
A spokesperson was not immediately available to comment specifically on when the phone will be made available in the United States.
In a statement, Sony Ericsson President Bert Nordberg said the reaction from global operator partners to the Xperia X10 has been “extremely positive and we will be rolling out across the world including Japan from the first half of 2010.”
Sony Ericsson didn’t show any significant signs of recovery in the third quarter, when it reported a net loss of $244 million compared to a loss of $36 million a year ago.
Sony Ericsson’s market share in the third quarter was 4.9 percent, down from 8.4 percent a year ago, according to IDC. Strategy Analytics also estimates Sony Ericsson’s third-quarter market share at 4.9 percent, just above Motorola’s 4.7 percent.