For Aussies awaiting Androids, they’ll get a free infusion on May 4th when Telstra launches the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. To get it free you’ll have to hand-over a handsome sum of money, signing up for the $110 Ultimate plan on a 2-year contract, a total of $2,640. Of course you can always purchase it outright for $1099. Don’t forget these are Australian dollars, but converted to USD it isn’t that far off – the $1,099 is about $1,020 USD.
But if you get it free on contract, you don’t need to do any currency conversions to calculate zero! Here is the full press release:
Telstra will launch the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 smartphone – its second Android-powered mobile – on 4 May.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is a sophisticated smartphone with distinctive styling, featuring a large four-inch touch screen display and a fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
Operating on Google’s Android™ operating system, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 combines popular Google applications like Gmail and Google search with made-for-Android apps from Telstra including Mobile FOXTEL, Whereis® Navigator and Yellow Pages® Mobile.
From today customers can register their interest in the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 by visiting: www.telstra.com.au/sonyericssonX10
Telstra Executive Director, Mobility Products, Ross Fielding said:
“A piano black finish, metal highlights and a stunning 4-inch screen make the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 one of the most distinctive looking smartphones available.
“Add to this a fast 1GHz processor to power rich phone graphics, video playback and multitasking plus a connection to Australia’s largest and fastest 3G network and you have an appealing package.
“Telstra Next G customers will also be able to personalise their Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 by selecting from thousands of free and paid-for applications available from the Android Market – including games, transport apps, productivity tools, fitness apps and news services
“Two apps unique to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 allow customers to view all of their communication or media in one screen. Timescape™ displays all of a customer’s communication in one view including SMS, email, Facebook posts and tweets making it easier to keep up to date. Meanwhile, Mediascape allows customers to browse and access media content saved on their phone or available online – for instance on YouTube. Unique integration with the BigPond® Music service lets customers view and purchase associated songs from inside the app.”
Availability and Pricing
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 will be available for $0 upfront on Telstra’s $110 Ultimate plan, which includes 150MB of data each month, for 24 months (minimum total price $2640) and $0 upfront on the $99 cap plan for 24 months (minimum total price $2376). It can also be purchased outright for a RRP of $1099. Available from [T]life, Telstra stores and dealers from 4 May.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 at a glance
* Dimensions: 119 x 63 x 13mm
* Weight: 135g
* Display: 4-inch full touch screen, 480 x 854 pixels, scratch-resistant screen
* Imaging:8.1 megapixel auto focus camera with 16x digital zoom, smile detection, face recognition, geo tagging, image and video stabiliser, photo / video light, video recording
* Music: Album art, Bluetooth® A2DP, media player, music tones (MP3/AAC), TrackID™,
* Platform: Android 1.6, upgradable to Android 2.1
* Memory: Comes bundled with an 8GB microSD™ memory card.
* Connectivity: Assisted-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB port, Wi-Fi™, Bluetooth® A2DP, USB mass storage
* Messaging: Microsoft Exchange Active Sync®, Instant messaging, MMS, SMS, predictive text input
Reference Number: 108/2010
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