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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is Big in Japan (launch photos)

April 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones, Sony Mobile

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is Big in Japan (launch photos)

There are plenty of people who have already written off the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 for its lack of pinch-zoom. The people of Japan don’t seem to care much evidenced by these photos posted to the SE product blog today. I first saw these photos last week but decided not to post them when linked because I thought it was an April Fool’s joke. Well, the joke’s on me because these photos were reportedly sent to SE from colleagues in Japan.

DoCoMo’s pre-orders for the X10 surpassed 50,000 units and a few retail stores were packed with people. “At launch day it created more or less chaos in some of their stores and some of my colleagues there sent me some pics from the launch as seen below,” according to SE.

The X10 has some problems to work through in terms of optimizing the software and getting 2.1 onto the phone. However, it’s great to see an Android phone gain some buzz in one of the world’s leading mobile adoption areas. I guess I need to brush up on my Japanese to communicate with all these new readers we’re going to get.

Moshi, Moshi, Android.

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