X10 In Australia, Free On Telstra May 4th


telstra-xperia-x10For 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

Media contact:
Peter Symons

Reference Number: 108/2010

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  1. Those prices are ridiculous.

  2. 1000+ in ANYbody’s money for a phone/gadget/toy is ridiculous. This even makes Apple’s prices look sensible. Wow, what a shame. I thought SE had a winner with the X10, but it looks like they’re just as greedy as Apple.. even more! Time to update my list (grabs a pen – crosses X10 off), well down to just Galaxy S or EVO 4G now.

  3. in india you can get this for 30 000 Indian rupees = 674.46 U.S. dollars

  4. The x10 on rogers here in canada is going to be 549.99 off contract so Australia just got scammed

  5. Why bother when you can import Nexus for $610US? Thats what i did when it first came out. Now i have one of the few in the country.

  6. WTF! You aussies are really screwed. And to think that I meowed over our german prices. Bah, in comparision they are sweet. 5c per minute and 200MB for 8$ plus 450$ for an Droid (simlock free). And that for 2000mBits per sec. HSPA

  7. You dont need to import the Nexus. Telstra is releasing the HTC Desire on 27th April as well. And it’ll be cheaper than the Nexus on plan :)

  8. This is just Telstra being Telstra, the X10 is already available in ustralia off contract for under $800 – still expensive but no where near the prices Telstra charges

  9. $1000 for a sub par phone?
    Lets see, bad build quality, comes with an older version of android, no multitouch, laggy, no hd recording, need i go on?
    I wouldnt pay $1000 for the much superior samsung galaxy s.

  10. No doubt they will rip us off for data too. The data plan they announced for the HTC desire is something like 150mb per month on the $60 a month plan.. ridiculous. Telstra sucks at android.

  11. Welcome to Australia. Welcome to Telstra.

    My main b!tch is that Telstra release this phone a week after they release the HTC Desire. I am leaning more towards the HTC Desire as I believe that HTC will be more forth coming with updates as compared to SE. Also everytime the SE phone has come near anyone it has been sluggish to use.

    I might wait until they are both in store and go and use both at the same time. I really am sick of using a sluggish phone and would like a nice new snappy fast one

  12. Its pretty expensive in Taiwa, too. And honestly, its not worth it at all. I would expect something priced like that to be real snappy but it lags and the touch screen was annoying. Some spots youd really have to get just the right little spot to make it work. Another BIG FAIL by Sony.

  13. Sigh, so embarrassing seeing anything from my home country’s main mobile carrier, on an international blog.
    F_ck them

  14. 8. andrew; where can you get it outright in australia for under $800?


  15. OMG Get over it…. If you dont like the price then DONT BUY IT!!!! Wait 3 months and it will half that price. Its on ebay from singapore AU$649.00 for those happy to wait or buy it from elsewhere overseas. Oh and Mr winter… What you earn a year, is what I pay in tax alone… youre obviously not getting paid enough!

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