Is the Xperia X10 Headed to T-Mobile After All?


xperia_sideWe just had some very interesting news come across our desk regarding the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson.  The much lusted-after handset with the top-dollar price tag is due sometime in the next 2 months.  While most sites (including us) had the phone pegged as headed for AT&T, the document we have says that’s only half true.

According to a white paper from Sony Ericsson, there will be two variants of the Xperia X10.  One for Ma Bell, and another for Big Pink.  Take a look at the image below and you what we’re talking about.

Variant 1: UMTS HSPA 900, 1700, 2100 | GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Variant 2: UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 | GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900


We could be looking at two scenarios here.  One, the white sheet dated November 2009 was put out before final specs were completed.  The other… and we like this one… is that Sony Ericsson does plan to release one that works on T-Mobile’s network.  Still, we can’t imagine either AT&T or T-Mobile wanting to subsidize $500-$700 of the phone to entice customers.

Let’s hear what you’re thinking in the comments.


    • Sorry, I just saw it above, at the website they don't say. Anyway its going to be Donut 1.6. This is a disappointment. Might as well get the Motorola Cliq at Costco for $49.99 or just wait for better phone. if they upgrade to smarter version of Android that you can root then this is the phone I'm going to get.

  1. i dont think t mobile will get this.. and this is why “UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900 only available for phones sold in Americas (except Brazil) and Australia. UMTS HSPA 900/1700 not available for phones sold in Americas. UMTS HSPA 1900/2100 available worldwide.” from there sony ericsons own site… you find this under the spec sections “UMTS HSPA 900/1700 not available for phones sold in Americas” that means to support for t-mobiles 3g here in the states

  2. Honestly I think the CLIQ is a great little phone. Given that Motorola has committed to updating the OS before too long, it is an excellent value.

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