Xperia X10 Now on Sale at AT&T

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The Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson is officially part of AT&T’s Android lineup.

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At $150, it is currently cheaper than the Samsung Captivate. In several respects, it is better than the Captivate, so it is good to see the lower price point in terms of positioning the phone to sell. Sony Style had it on sale for $20 less with a free 8GB microSD card, but at the time of this writing the Sony Style page is down for maintenance and I can’t check the current non-pre-sale price.

Sony Ericsson fans on AT&T’s network finally have a phone. I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since October but have been hanging on just for this day. Needless to say I’m pretty stoked. It is a bit bittersweet though. I got to play with the Google Voice Actions tonight on an HTC Evo, and had a lot of fun. I won’t be continuing this fun because of the Android 1.6 limitation. There are many features on the X10 that make up for the lack of a modern OS, but the Voice Actions and Chrome to Phone apps are ones I really want to start using.

The Xperia X10 marks the fourth phone in AT&T’s arsenal, though the Streak is AT&T-compatible. The Aero is still nowhere to be seen. 4 phones in 8 months is hardly the 5 phones in the first half of 2010 we were promised. I wonder what else AT&T is holding back on. As much as I’d like to see the rumored PSP Xperia, I would like to enjoy my Xperia X10 for a while before it launches since I’ve been waiting so long.

AT&T’s site indicates all Android phones are shipping overnight for free, and that the activation is waived. I am assuming this is an online-only deal. Activation fees on top of a new phone and high taxes are never fun when lumped in all at once. I would recommend getting it from Sony Style though if the price is still lower. AT&T offers the Xperia X10 at $350 without contract, which isn’t bad. I would rather pay the $150 price and sign the contract though. If, like me, you’ve been waiting for the Xperia X10, I share your joy. If you are happy with Android launches regardless of carrier, I also share your joy. I will post a video of the unboxing when I get mine. I’ll also post updates on the overall Xperia experience.

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