Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 (Rachel) caught playing with Snapdragon

xperia-x3-rachelThe Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 isn’t yet officially official in the US and we’re already hearing of the first Android-powered XPERIA coming to market. SEMCblog is saying that the Sony Ericsson (NYSE: SNE) XPERIA X3 (codename: Rachel) is due to be announced in early November, bearing the kind of spec-sheet befitting an XPERIA smartphone – 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 8.1-megapixel camera, 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, GPS, WiFi, 3G data and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’ll likely run the Android 2.0 OS (Eclair) that is expected to be released by Google (NSDQ: GOOG) any day now.

What you see here is the first live shot of the XPERIA X3 hanging out in the wild. It’s something of a milestones for uber-geeks like us.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 will launch as the company’s first Android phone in Sensuous Black and Luster White, otherwise known as “Black” and “White.” We’re expecting to see the “Rachel UI” giving the traditional Android homescreen a bit of a makeover when it goes live on the XPERIA X3.

As far as we know, the speculated January launch window is still on track. The XPERIA X3’s Snapdragon proccesor, Android OS and 8.1-megapixel camera should make for one truly amazing smartphone when it launches. We can’t wait.

[Via: SEMCblog,]

  • Acid Elvis

    I’ve read a lot about this phone and it looks great, but what provider is it coming out for?


  • Chas Malloy

    This is the device I want, make it a GSM device and I will give my IP3G the heave ho.

    Rogers/Apple have twice replaced my IP3G due to battery issues in less than 14 months.

    My SE P990i lasted for days on a single charge while easily out performing the IP3G in all areas of smartphone user needs especially browser and video phone capabilities ,however it was unable to survive a salt water incident otherwise I would be still using that great device.

    Bring on the X3 ASAP

Back to top ▴