Rumor: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to add Multi-Touch, 2.1

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Don’t start holding your breath just yet but it seems like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 might get a much-needed boost later this year.  Two of the biggest gripes about the handset, Android 1.6 and lack of multi-touch, could be addressed by updates in the second half of 2010.  These two enhancements could put the phone back on a more level ground with the likes of the Nexus One.

They’ll have to act fast though; The super phone race is on with the recently announced HTC Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, and Samsung Galaxy S slated to arrive within a matter of months.  If Sony Ericsson doesn’t do something fast, they’ll be lost in the dust.

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11 Comments

  1. Mats
    April 17, 16:11 Reply

    That's odd – 2 weeks ago, this was said:
    Sumit Malhotra says:
    March 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Back in November, I posted that X10 will not support multi touch functionality at launch, but will be considered for the future. I can appreciate that even though there wasn´t a commitment, such wording both creates expectations (small or big) on future support and implies restrictions on software side.

    That is the information I had in hand at that point of time. I am well aware that you rate multi touch functionality very high and therefore I regret to inform you that X10 screen hardware does not register simultaneous entries. Meaning even though we will upgrade the underlying operating system in relation to upgrading our user experience layer, X10 will not support multi touch functionality. We believe that it is important for you who follow this blog to be clear on that, which is the reason why I want to confirm Rikard’s comment.

  2. MatthewPatience
    April 17, 16:50 Reply

    I think it will be too late if it comes out late in the year. Knowing Android, by then we will be at Android 3.0.

  3. Timdawg919
    April 18, 05:37 Reply

    I feel it is already too late for this phone. To be shipped with an old os odds like buying a cell with windows mobile 6. The xperia x10 will be almost like the palm pre.

  4. Jack McClure
    April 18, 14:13 Reply

    Who Cares! Sony is a day late and a dollar short on the X10. We already have the Droid, Nexus One, MTG slide out keyboard, Incredible and EVO on the way.

  5. Mark
    April 18, 18:54 Reply

    Sony might be able to salvage this – if it has 2.1 and MT at launch. Otherwise they've jerked the Android community around WAAAAAY to long.

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    April 19, 05:19 Reply

    This sony has very high megapixel camera which give us beat picture More pixels always make an intuitive leap for a next-gen phone, but the specific 2x factor here could be strategic as well. By keeping the same proportions as past iPhones, Apple eases compatibility issues between generations: Just turn one pixel on any current iPhone app into four pixels and you have a version that should look identical, without any crazy scaling.

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