Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 unveiled with Android

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson is hoping Google's Android operating system can help reverse its failing fortunes, as today it unveiled the Xperia X10 handset.

Available in the first half of next year alongside other new phones, the Xperia X10 runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and features what Sony Ericsson claims is a ground-breaking new user experience built on top of the Android Donut operating system.

The entertainment-focused handset features integrated social networking sites and app stores, including Android Marketplace,

The X10 includes an application called Timescape that helps manage feeds from your Facebook, Twitter, photos, emails and texts in one place. Another, called Mediascape, organises photos, video and content from your websites, YouTube and the phone itself. Sony Ericsson has added some intelligence into the mix, as well, claiming the X10 has "intelligence capabilities" in both those apps, to help recognise connections between your contacts and content, and even offers facial recognition for tagging pictures.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10