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Earlier in the week it was revealed that Sony Ericsson were no longer planning to use the Symbian operating system on it’s future mobile handset releases. The company fully intent to take the Android OS and run with it, hoping to become a major player in the Android handset market (no comment from this Xperia owner). Now SE have announced that they are planning to release a Windows 7 based mobile phone and that it may not be all that far away from release.


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android 2.1 aint coming

Although Sony Ericsson had never confirmed the release date for the updated version of the Android operating system used on it’s Xperia X10 hansdets, the company has now moved to announce on it’s official blog that the update is not imminent and will not arrive before October 2010.


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For those who have been extremely interested in the Pink Vivaz we recently saw from Sony Ericsson, we now have a time scale for release. Sony Ericsson have shown of the phone on their blog today, along with a video from Maiko Ishida, who is the product planner for Vivaz. She shares her story behind the design of the handset while showing off the Vivaz in light pink. The Vivaz will be coming out in pink by the end of this quarter, so we should see it by September in stores. Unfortunately Sony Ericsson haven’t released any specifics on what regions will be receiving the handsets. All we know is that it will be “selected markets”. As always though, we’ll keep our ears to the ground to find out where exactly the pink model will be released. You can view the video of the pink Vivaz and the story behind the design below.


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Releasing handsets in multiple colors seems to be Sony Ericsson’s “thing” lately. More specifically the Xperia X10 Mini and the recently announced Xperia X8, showing up in more colors than we’ve ever seen before. While the Vivaz doesn’t have quite as many colors, a new color model will be released soon. Currently the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is available in Cosmic Black, Silver Moon, Venus Ruby and Galaxy Blue (or black, silver, red and blue to the rest of the world). Pink will be the fifth color for the handset. All specs of the phone will remain the same, it will just be a different color chassis.


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ifixit tear down x10 mini

Ifixit.com have had the pleasure of taking a E10i (European, similar to the E10A US model) Xperia X10 Mini and opening it up and dismantling it. Sounds like fun? Well, fortunately they have also documented the procedure so that anyone who wants to try it can do (we aren’t advising anyone does so) and anyone, like us, who just wants a nosy inside the X10 Mini without risking breaking one can see it all for themselves.

Apparently the procedure was pretty easy to do and although they didnt put the handset back together they seem sure it will be a simple task too.


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