First there was there phones running Windows Mobile, then the iPhone was born, which to a large extent revolutionized the smartphone market and changed the landscape forever. Then the 800 pound Gorilla called Google came out with Android which is now perhaps the most formidable competitor to the iPhone.
On November 2, Sony Ericsson, the mobile handset maker that for sometime now has been struggling to keep up with the competition, announced its latest phone, the Xperia X10, powered by Android 1.6 a.k.a Doughnut. This phone is really an iPhone killer or at least will hasten the demise of the iPhone craze.
This announcement follows in the heels of Motorola which recently announced the Droid phone, also powered by Google’s Android.
The Xperia boasts of some really inspiring features, including:
- A 4″ 480 x 854 px (WVGA) screen
- An 8.1 MP camera with up to 16x digital zoom
- A 1GB internal memory coupled with an 8GB external memory
- Google 1.6 Donut
- 1GHz Qualcom Snapdragon
- Google maps with streetview
- MS Exhchange Active Sync among others.