Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to score multitouch in September with upgrade to Android 2.1?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to score multitouch in September with upgrade to Android 2.1?
It was as recently as the beginning of this month when we reported to you that a Sony Ericsson spokesman put the kibosh on the Xperia X10 supporting multitouch. The spokesman said, "It is correct that the X10 will not support multi-touch. However with the X10’s signature applications, the X10 offers an excellent user experience." Translated, it says that even though the X10 will not feature multitouch, you should still buy the phone because it is fun to use. But there apparently is still a chance that the joint venture's first Android powered phone will have multitouch as a feature. The guys at say that a rep for Sony Ericsson told them during the European launch of the phone, that a "big" update would be coming in the second half of the year-perhaps in September. The talk around the water cooler is that the "big" update is Android 2.1. Mobiles' source at the joint venture insists that the current limitation on multitouch is not a hardware problem, and that upgrading the firmware to allow for things like "Pinch-To-Zoom" is still very much possible and is being discussed.

The bad news for Sony Ericsson is that even if an upgrade comes to be in September, those who have been waiting for the X10 to be launched will have been tempted by a slew of super powered handsets including the HTC EVO 4G. By the time a U.S. carrier launches the X10, it might be too late for the phone to gain any traction in the States, multitouch or no multitouch.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a Specifications | Review (European version)

source: CellPhoneReviews



1. belayson

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

Wow september; are the engineers at sony ericsson really that lazy and incompetent? Sorry to sound so negative but this is getting really ridiculous; Sony Ericsson's slew of delays, inaction and a bunch of contradictory statement has run its toll. There is no way in hell that I'm getting this phone; not because I don't want to (because trust me, ever since it was announced I've been drooling all over this baby), but I simply refuse to pay money to Sony Ericsson's sloppy, sloppy business practice.

2. Mr.Nice.Guy

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2010

Agreed. I'll go for a Nexus One or another Android before I wait until September for this to arrive in the US ( _if_ they manage to get it out by then ).

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Those engineers are sure LAZY and INCOMPETENT... September is nearly half an year away and the X10 will fall WAY WAY WAY behind as technology gadget in these days are just too crazy.. What the hell is SONY thinking?? And by the way, I thought SONY has already confirmed that even with Android 2.1 update, the X10 will still NOT getting multi-touch support. SONY needs to make bolder move on their flagship smartphones to win more market shares, but SONY is known for their slow pacing so I doubt this will change any time soon.

3. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

but this was not a hardware issues? and now sayin that?

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