August 16, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The Sony XPERIA X10 finally launched in the United States today. To celebrate the device’s long-awaited arrival, AT&T invited pop singer Mike Posner to its flagship store in Time Square, New York City, to perform at the store. A few fans squeezed into the store to hear Posner perform a few songs from his debut record.
The XPERIA X10 is available for $149.99 with a two-year agreement and $349.99 with no commitment pricing. For the cost, you’ll get an 8.1 megapixel camera, a 4-inch LCD touch screen, 1 GHz processor, and AT&T’s Timescape and Mediascape interfaces. Read our full review of the X10 published in March for more information on the device.
Sony is releasing the X10 with Android 1.6, which makes it less appealing to Android fans looking for the latest version of the software. An update to Android 2.1 is expected soon but there’s no word on 2.2.
“Regular” customers may still enjoy the experience of using the X10, as I said in the review of the device previously. From my conversations with the average consumer, the older version of Android never becomes an issue until it comes time to install an app that isn’t compatible with their version.
[photo credits to Jemal Countess, WireImage, via AT&T]
Watched a short video of the event here