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Sony Xperia X10 coming to AT&T for $149 beginning Aug. 15

August 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is coming to America, after all. Despite being shown off to press members way back in 2009, the Sony Ericsson failed to lock down a U.S. carrier to distribute the phone. Now the X10 is confirmed to land on AT&T August 15 for $149 on a two-year agreement.

The SonyStyle page has been counting down to when the X10 would be announced, but Sony decided to forgo the clock and let the cat out of the bag early. They’ve waited this long to deliver the device, what’s a few more hours between friends?

The X10 will come with 8GB of internal memory and a 2GB memory card; the microSD slot is expandable up to 32 GB. The draw of the phone will be the custom interface delivered through Mediascape and Timescape, both of which I praised in my review of the X10. That may also be the flaw as there’s no word about the X10 packing a newer version of Android. Sony has promised to deliver Android 2.1 this year, but even that update will be out-dated as both HTC and Motorola look on track to bring its high-powered Android phones up to Froyo in early fall.

Anyone willing to overlook that delay and take advantage of an otherwise decent product can visit a SonyStyle store to preorder the X10 for $129 with agreement.