Hands on: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android smartphone

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I was able to enjoy some brief hands-on time with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 during CES in January. At first glance, it’s quite clear that the X10 is in direct competition with devices like the Apple iPhone 3GS, it’s big touchscreen display and lack of physical keyboard screams “touch me.” While it does make use of a rather vanilla build of Google Android (1.6) for its core operating system, it’s equipped with two additional user interface features: Mediascape and Timescape. The former is used to manage your pictures, music, and so on, whereas the latter gathers up your social networking and messaging things.

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Inbrics M1 is a super slim sexy Android slider

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Inbrics has been behind the scenes working their M1, this Android-powered smartphone with Wi-Fi 802.11 an AMOLED touchscreen, which slides aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard has probably got everything you would need . What’s particularly stunning about the phone is that it is only half an inch thick.

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Custom Android UI Named Sony Ericsson Nexus

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Arguably, HTC started this whole thing when the company made the TouchFLO user interface overlay for its Windows Mobile phones. Samsung did its thing with TouchWiz and then HTC created the Sense UI for its Android phones. We already knew that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 would come equipped with its own custom UI and […]

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Sony Ericsson Rachael Smartphone with Google Android

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When you glance down at the lower portion of this smartphone, you see that it carries the XPERIA branding. However, what this branding does not show is that the rumored Sony Ericsson Rachael could very well be a Google Android smartphone. And it’s got plenty of awesomeness to boot. This is certainly “just” a rumor […]

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Android Gains 14 More Open Handset Alliance Members, Including Sony Ericsson

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Taking a look around, the only Android-powered smartphone available on the market today is the T-Mobile G1, a handset manufactured by HTC. Well, the Android community just exploded with some new residents today, because no fewer than 14 additional companies have joined the Open Handset Alliance. As you know, the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is […]

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Isabella Fable: The children’s Android tablet

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The new Fable Android tablet from Isabella Products comes with a 7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen display and some colorful bezels. The software comes with Isabella’s patent-pending “carousel” navigation interface and it’ll be preloaded with content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

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They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone’s perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don’t see you in the same way that you see yourself.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro at fido, $275 outright

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Believe it or not, there are still people out there who don’t want a smartphone. They don’t want a full data plan, but they may still be interested in some smartphone-like functionality. That’s where something like the new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro would come into play.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView extends your phone to a nano-like display

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Basically, the Sony Ericsson LiveView is a Bluetooth external cell phone screen that pushes most of the functionality from your phone onto its 1.3-inch OLED display. You can read RSS, check Facebook, and do whatever else without ever taking your phone out of your pocket.

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Dell “Looking Glass” 7-inch Android tablet surfaces in video

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The tablet market is about to get even more crowded. Dell has already made an appearance with its Dell Streak handheld, but that only has a five-inch screen. Now, we’re getting a good glimpse at an upcoming 7-inch slate, which bears a striking resemblance to the Looking Glass tablet PC we saw some time back.

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Android to get Qik video calls like FaceTime

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Unlike FaceTime, which only (officially) works over a Wi-Fi connection, Qik says that you’ll be able to use its video call service over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. The interface will be similar to FaceTime with a full screen of the person you’re talking to, shoving you into a smaller window in the corner.

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