Sony Ericsson’s much-anticipated debut on the Android mobile phone platform, the Xperia X10, will not go on sale until February, the company’s site reveals.
Reports had suggested that the handset would be available from January. However, a pre-order page for the X10 now indicates that it will not go on sale until February 10th.
Stand-out features of the entertainment and imaging-focussed Xperia X10 include an 8.1 megapixel camera, with smile detection and touch focus, and an impressively large 4-inch touchscreen for viewing media.
The high-end smartphone also offers 3G support for fast web browsing, A-GPS, pre-installed Google applications and a superfast 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to allow owners to use multiple applications simultaneously.
Other key handset releases due from Sony Ericsson in months to come include the Kurara and Susan cameraphones, both of which are set for release early next year.
The Kurara offers an 8.1 megapixel camera, a media player and a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen, while the Susan packs in a five megapixel camera and is shockproof and water-resistant.