[Updated: Read our full review of the SE Xperia X10 ] Finally gotten my hands on the new Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 and this was after visiting at least four SE stores in the Metro. Either this handset is very in demand or Sony-Ericsson just didn’t ship in enough units to sell.
Another curious discovery is that despite the earlier announcement that the suggested retail price is Php32,500, all of the stores I asked (and even the one where I bought mine) were selling it for at least Php34,500.
Anyway, I got the white version and the unit reminded me of the time I got the white iPhone 3G (just plastic but has that ceramic-finish look). It’s a little thick but not that thick to be really chunky — just enough to hold with one hand despite that large 4-inch screen. This is my 3rd Android phone (HTC Hero and Google Nexus One) and I feel I am missing something — maybe I’m just so used to the Sense UI.
The unit came with an 8GB microSD (complete specs here) and Android 1.6 pre-installed. The people from the SE store told me that upgrade for Android 2.0 should be available by May and I can bring it back to them and they’ll do the upgrade for me. Watch out for the full review next week.
[Updated: Read our full review of the SE Xperia X10 ]