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Hypothetical question: Sony X10 if no Passion exists?


Android Enthusiast
Nov 28, 2009
Lake Oswego, Or.
The Sony Ericsson X10 is an undeniably sexy phone and may even be better than the Passion (8.1 MP image stabilized camera, 480 x 854 screen, FM tuner). Both run the 1GHz Snapdragon.

Full specs on the X10 here: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (SE Rachael) Specs | Technical Specifications | PDAdb.net - Comprehensive Database of PDA, PDA Phone, Smartphone, PNA & Mobile Device Specifications

Hands-on video: YouTube - Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 preview ENG hands-on

The phone currently runs Android 1.6 but that will likely change shortly after US release. The phone runs GSM so it will only be available for AT&T and/or T-Mobile.

If it turns out that the Passion is vaporware, how many of you would consider switching carriers to get their hands on the phone that Passion should have been?

I would seriously consider switching carriers.

P.S.: Who wouldn't want a phone called the SEx10?
Looks sexy, but I'd be more inclined towards it if it were on Sprint or Verizon. ...or if T-Mobile offered 3G outside of the city ... or if AT&T figured out how to build (configure?) a decent network (that and my experience with cingular was less than pleasant).

I guess I'm going to wait and see what Google is cooking up. ... Would go with the Passion if it existed and was available. :(
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After watching the video, it appears to me that this phone has some issues.
Not that any device is perfect, its just that I witnessed a lot of LAG.

This is a NO go. AT&T coverage in Southern Illinois is worthless. You will drop more calls than anything, & find yourself in dead spots....just about everywhere you go.

(I shut my iPhone off quite some time ago. I let my 2yr old son run around with it. He make pretends he's talking to someone! LoL)
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The problems that a lot of you are talking about are issues that have been/ will be worked out before release. Sony has problems with overhyping their products too early. So we see demos before the software is really ready to be demo'd. There are a couple videos on a sony site...that I can't find now, that showed a more up to date ui that was running much more smoothly.

However, I will second the issue with sony phones having some problems recently. If I had my choice, I'd get the HTC product.

As far as AT&T goes. I'm locked in with them because of a business plan that I have. I live in an area of upstate NY where I really haven't had issues with them, and contrary to popular opinion, we had all kinds of problems with verizon when we were with them. Therefore I'm probably not going to have much choice in this. I'm either going to have to go with the X10, the Hero coming to AT&T, or the rumored google phone. Unless there is a surprise and the Passion comes out for AT&T as well....that'd be nice.
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I live in Salt Lake City. I, and everyone I know, regardless of phone brand, drops calls constantly on AT&T. What is weird about it, is that I often have 4 bars, and I am stationary, when the call gets dropped. If you live in a place with a solid AT&T network, and you don't travel, then the X10 maybe an option for you. I go camping a lot, and I would love 3G coverage when I'm away from the city, in addition to better voice quality and reliability.
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