Sony Ericsson says it has launched its first Android-based smartphone, the XPERIA X10, a flagship phone in its new family of handsets coming to market sometine in the first half of 2010.
Bert Nordberg, President of Sony Ericsson said, "The XPERIA X10 and the family of phones launching in the first half of 2010 underpin our commitment to an open and multi-platform strategy that maximizes choice for the consumer and delivers the best possible consumer experience."
The company positively gushed about the user interface it has built on top of the Android OS. The key feature are the ability to link Facebook and Twitter user accounts to the phone's address book so that users can see social network status updates via the address book rather than having to launch the mobile browser.
Hardware features include a 8.1 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, A-GPS and Google Maps along with Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation.
The XPERIA X10 will be available in select markets in black or white. Pricing still to be announced.