Xperia X10 Upgrade Picking Up Speed

Update: After following the comments on the SE product blog all weekend it looks like there has been some activity. It appears that India has 2.1 on the mini pro, but not yet on the X10. There are reports of UK and France receiving some Eclair activity as well. Lithuania reportedly has the update this morning. Canada is rumored to receive Eclair through Rogers today, November 8. Italy is reportedly slated for November 15, and Poland for November 22. All of this is subject to change and is dependent on carrier rollout. More news as it comes. Incidentally, Rikard is out of the office for three days beginning today, so the information void will likely continue to grow until after Wednesday. AT&T continues to ignore requests for timeline information, so if you are in the US, don’t hold your breath.

According to the Sony Ericsson Product Launch Blog, the Eclair upgrade for the Xperia X10 and minis is picking up some speed. This weekend is expected to bring a lot more markets up to date.

According to the post, most of this new information concerns the X10 mini pro. Kits that are currently available are the Generic kits for the UK, China, the Baltics, Belgium, France and India, and then some operator kits in the Nordics, Australia, France and Greece.

Rikard Skogberg, the beleaguered blogger who has done quite well in the face of continuous haranguing this week, says that the upgrades should be rolling out faster in the coming week. This includes a busy weekend too from the looks of things. There are reports of some UK users already receiving the upgrade, so hopefully the wait won’t be much longer here in the US.

I already covered the Xperia X10 upgrades, so let’s look at what the mini and mini pro have on the way.

  • Android 2.1
  • Improved Bluetooth functionality with support for sending and receiving pictures, contacts and more
  • New backup and restore application
  • Automatic phone book synchronization with Facebook photos
  • Improved picture, audio, text and number handling

The minis won’t be able to record in HD, but there are reports that the video has continuous auto-focus like the full-sized X10. As more information comes out, I’ll
talk about it here.

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