Designed for social and multimedia experiences, the Android-based Xperia X10 from AT&T and Sony Ericsson will hit the market on August 15. It boasts a 4-in. touch display, a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and assisted GPS (aGPS). Also, it offers an 8.1-Mpixel camera with smile detection, face recognition, autofocus, and LED flash. The Xperia X10 features a 2-Gbyte in-box memory card with up to 32 Gbytes of expandable memory as well.

The phone’s Mediascape application gathers music, photos, videos, and content from its memory card and online, allowing users to search, listen to, and share their media from one unified view. For example, users can listen to a song and press Sony Ericsson’s infinite button to access related content about the artist pulled from the phone’s memory as well as albums, songs, and video content from YouTube and search results from Google.

The Timescape application automatically organizes social interactions in chronological order. From Facebook and Twitter updates to photos, e-mails, and text messages, a scrolling menu provides easy viewing and organizes all communications. Additionally, users can tap the Timescapes infinite button to bring up and view all communications from a single person in a single place.

The Xperia X10 will cost $149.99 with a two-year service agreement and a minimum smart-phone data plan.

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