The Android-based Xperia X10 is going to move from version 1.6 to version 2.1 of the software, according to an announcement from Sony Ericsson.
Xperia X10 owners will have to wait until September for the update, which will bring the phone in line with the likes of the HTC Desire.
Multitouch functions will be integrated into the update, which will be welcomed by users who are limited to single finger recognition at the moment.
This news dispels rumours which suggested the X10 could not offer multitouch because of inadequate hardware support.
Sony Ericsson has only recently launched the Xperia X10, but it has already been made to look a little outmoded when compared with new arrivals such as the HTC Legend, which is cheaper and has Android 2.1 on-board.
The Xperia X10 packs a mean selection of high-end hardware, including a monster four- inch screen, a 1GHz processor and an 8.1 megapixel camera.
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