August 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
August 8, 2010. At the time of this writing, we are 20 hours, 21 minutes, and 39 seconds away from “Smarter is coming” based on a countdown clock on SonyStyle.com. Actually, make that 28 seconds, 27, 26…you get the point.
It seems like the page is counting down to the Sony XPERIA X10 finally coming to the United States. The countdown takes place on the U.S. SonyStyle.com, the source code has multiple “X10″ div tags, and the most obvious sign: the countdown rests atop what is clearly an X10. You can see the familiar curves and the bottom is reflecting the UX user interface. Take a look at this image and you can see the X10.
The countdown makes it seem like we could get word of an official XPERIA X10 launch tomorrow. The device has been available in Canada, the U.K., and Japan for a few months, but not in the U.S. That may change tomorrow.
My money says it’s coming for AT&T, perhaps sold unlocked on SonyStyle.com. When I reviewed the X10 back in March, it was running on 3G bands compatible with AT&T. That’s no guarantee, but it’s just my gut feeling. Hopefully it won’t still be running the same software version that I tested (Android 1.6).