Xperia X10 Passes FCC With AWS Goodness


The eagle-eyed gents at Engadget have done it again, and by that we mean scoured the FCC and uncovered something that matters. In this case, it’s the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 complete with T-Mobile compatible AWS bands, aka WCDMA Band IV. So while this isn’t the first time we have seen or heard this device sporting those bands, seeing it from the FCC just brings music to our ears. So while the jury is still out on whether or not T-Mobile will actually pick this up for subsidy sales, if you hold tight your holiday money from Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Beth, you just might be able to save up enough to buy it unlocked come 2010.

You can hit the FCC jump for a few images of the exterior of the phone, along with a bunch of other FCC pages I wouldn’t even attempt to read.

Engadget via FCC


  • justme

    I’m getting a warm, fuzzy feeling ;)

    • Dominick

      Me too I cant wait til it comes out and hopefully affordable.

    • marx

      i doubt it. look wat hapnd to the CS8!!!! even the manual had the MY FAVS LOGO……only european T-Mobile has HOT fones….

  • J-Hop2o6

    NICE!! its looking like AWS is starting to be more of a standard in [some] High-End devices (unlocked or not).. hopefully Tmo can subsidize it (i wonder why they still haven’t picked up the N900).. but if u guys are wondering.. No, im not planing on buying either phones.. i just want Tmousa to bump up their carried device line-up compared to most of their current devices.. I currently use a TP2 (custom ROM)

  • andrew

    this sounds like a new tmobile to me. tmobile never gets the good phones like droid htc phones like hero eris.

  • kershon

    That is one sexxxxy phone. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • JMTS80

    Wow! I don’t want to get my hopes up like I did with the N900 :( but I am excited!

  • niididy

    ;) ;) ;)….waaay to go, T-Mobile. Next, is how this sucker will be marketed.

  • Bigg

    Man how am I gonna afford all this? Just bought a N900, now nexus one, x10 and hd2. I got to have them all!!!

    • manus

      how do you like it?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Whenever you want to sell the N900, look me up lol

  • ali

    why would t-mobile pick up xperia 3 , a $1000 phone, and not a $550 nokia n900 ? Based on their history, you can count on tmob not carrying any flagship device from any company. And while there is a lot of excitement about the Google Nexus phone, based on the specs and pics, it is definately not HTC’s flagship either [ they are actually going to release htc legend in Q2 from what I read].

    • NegativeCreep

      Oh come on you can’t ever make everybody happy.

  • Wow it looks like TMobile is moving in the right direction if they get this (Sony Ericsson Xperia 10) HTC HD2 and the Google Nexus 1.

  • Rob

    This is the news I wanted to hear. :D

  • bob

    You should probably take a look at the FCC report. Engadget effed up. The reports states the 850/1900 bands not our beloved 1700/2100 bands sorry guys.

    • David

      No they didn’t, it says Bands, 1, 4, 8 and band 4 is AWS

      • bob

        ok maybe i’m reading it wrong but on page 6 of the report it states” Kind of test item: Mobile Phone 850/900/1800/1900/UMTS FDD/FDD4″ or i am i misunderstanding something.

        edit: Nevermind i see that FDD1/FDD4/FDD8

        Thats what i get for attempting my first post. I’m an idiot

  • Jay

    says 850/1900 for gsm not wcdma

  • Scott B

    NO FLASH?!

    • Timo

      According to the official specs page on the SE website, it does have a flash.

      • Timo

        It just occurred to me that you may have meant Adobe Flash. That comes when Adobe brings it.

  • Usman

    Even if it’s running on T-mo bands… sorry SE. Too little, too late. I’m getting a Nexus One!

    • Damian Wayne

      Thats what I’m saying… it damn near close to being the same handset… Snapdragon, Android OS, 5MP camera with flash… all it boils down to is which comes first, how much do they cost, and form factor.

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    This is interesting. This or the Nexus One… decisions decisions

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Man, this X10 is simply awesome. 4.0inch screen, 8mp camera, secondary camera, 1GHz Processor, I wish it had more internal memory (Shame on you Sony), MicroSD slot, etc. I’ll either be getting this or the Nexus One. I’m leaning towards the X10 at the moment though due to the secondary camera.

  • wilma flinstone im sorry to break it down to u but the t-mobile version will probably not have a second camera since t-mobile does not have video calling services out. well actually no company in america does

    • Bill48105

      Take it you don’t count AT&T’s Video Share service?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Yes I know but there are other ways of getting the secondary camera to work on phones without having a plan. There’s software to get it to work. That’s all I’ll say. Alot of people on other sites say that Video Calling isn’t necessary and I agree and that nobody in the US uses it, well that may be true but if this phone comes to Tmobile US for a subsidized price, I think this could change that.

      • Bill48105

        Some ATT people grab Rogers phones (like their Diamond) because it has front camera and runs on ATT 3G. Obviously that doesn’t help you much (other than wifi calls) but hey maybe at some point there will be a better selection. The biggest issue is Tmo’s 3G band since although you can unlock & run GSM/EDGE not the same luck for 3G. I haven’t looked super close but maybe with LTE we might end up with compatible/common 3G bands to be able to roam on 3G or unlock & move around on different carriers. Or perhaps if TMo’s 3G area finally grows above laughable then perhaps manufacturers will take it seriously & make multi-band phones that have TMo bands instead of just Euro/Intl or ATT like they do now. (How many unbranded unlocked phones you see with TMo bands vs ATT bands? Exactly.)

  • NiiDiddy

    2010 Is looking up to be a great year for T-Mobile in devices…Good for them. Competition will be fierce since I am sure other carriers also working up their own stuff in new devices…

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