Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 to get picked up by T-Mobile?

sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-1As far as rumors and speculation are concerned, we had our sights set on AT&T as the carrier of choice for Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X10 Android phone. But, new revelations gleaned from Sony Ericssons’ own X10 whitepaper suggest that we might see T-Mobile offering an XPERIA X10 in the near future. It’s not clear if the X10 will be a T-Mobile exclusive or if Sony Ericsson will be selling their latest XPERIA smartphone through both AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

With its gigantic 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, sleek design, and custom Android interface, the X10 is as desirable an Android handset as they come. Add in an 8-megapixel camera and a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, and you’ve got a recipe for guaranteed Android success. So, where’s it going to land? Well, the whitepaper for the X10 shows two variants with slightly different frequency support:

  1. GSM on the 850/900/1800/1900Mhz band with UMTS on the 900/1700/2100Mhz bands
  2. GSM on the 850/900/1800/1900Mhz band with UMTS on the 800/850/1900/2100Mhz bands

Variant 1 is expected to hit T-Mobile’s network. You see that mention of the 1700Mhz 3G band? That 3G frequency is a sure indicator of T-Mobile’s 3G network. The Variant 2 sports the same frequency compatibility that we’re used to seeing in smartphones destined for AT&T’s 3G network.

As far as we know (which isn’t much, at this point), AT&T might still get the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 next year. But, the exciting news here is that T-Mobile might soon offer a discounted X10 with handset financing.

[Via: AndroidGuys]

  • Loyal to good hardware.

    I would use any carrier if this phone were to come out at a reasonable price. It does come with an 8 gig card plus 1 gig internal and better specs than anything else available now. I want to see real world battery usage results for this thing soon. I would expect it would be able to upgrade to at least a 32 gig at sometime though the specs say only 16 at this point. This seems to be one of the most promising new phones out there plus the rumors say Android 2.0 in its future which means Flash support, the actual REAL internet for real this time. Apple, iPhone, real internet, ha, its ok, but no Flash makes it still not the full internet. I have had an iPhone for two years and this phone makes me want to drop it in the toilet, ok, not really it still makes a good iPod, but SE makes good phones and this is on my want list.

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