Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, the company's first phone based on Google's Android platform, passed through the FCC with support for T-Mobile USA's 3G network, spurring speculation that the device could end up on the network of the nation's No. 4 carrier next year.
According to the FCC documents, which include a user's manual, the device supports T-Mobile's AWS 3G network. Neither T-Mobile nor Sony Ericsson has given any indication that a partnership is brewing.
Sony Ericsson has described the device as a flagship product in a family of phones it will release in the first half of 2010. After a string of quarterly financial losses, Sony Ericsson is hoping for a hit.
The X10 sports Sony Ericsson's UX user interface, which features two signature applications: Timescape and Mediascape. Timescape allows users to browse all of their communications with a contact--via photos, emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter--in one view. Mediscape allows users to manage content such as YouTube or Sony Ericsson's PlayNow media portal from their phones. The Xperia X10 runs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has an 8.1-megapixel camera, a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, 3.5 mm headset jack and comes with an 8 GB microSD card.
Representatives from Sony Ericsson and T-Mobile declined to comment.
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