We’ve given the Sony Ericsson Xperia a rough go at things here on the site and on some of our podcasts. To sum things up we’d have to say we’re disappointed all around. We wish it was more responsive in their Mediascape and Timescape apps, we wish it had something newer than Android 1.6, we wish it would hit the US at some point, etc… Just a general sense of letdown. NTT DoCoMo on the other hand, couldn’t be happier with it. The Xperia X10 is probably their best selling smart phone of all time.
The Xperia X10 blog points to a Barclays Capital note that shows the carrier moving 120,000 units in the first 20 days. This is far beyond anything the Japanese carrier has done before. The next closest smart phone is an unspecified Android device which took ten months to sell 80,000 devices.
Too be fair, we’re told that NTT DoCoMo has never really had a strong smart phone line up. We’re nowhere near experts on the carrier so we’ll have to assume it’s true. The lesson to be learned is that old adage about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. Glad to hear the good news NTT DoCoMo and Sony Ericsson!