Justin Timberlake uses a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android handset. Well that’s if Engadget is to be believed with their photo detective work. However, before you feel vindicated about your choice of mobile (or not), the real interesting part of the story is that Timberlake may be running a special Éclair update on his X10.
The evidence comes from a tweet that was sent on 1 August (5 days before the picture of him carrying an X10 was snapped). The tweet is from the ‘Twitter for Android’ app, which of course is not available to us donut-totin’ X10 owners, it’s only for Android 2.1 handsets.
Engadget concludes that as Timberlake is tied to Sony Music, the mobile division (SE) has given him the Android 2.1 update on his Xperia X10. Personally, I don’t believe it for a second. After all, even if Timberlake has an X10 it’s unlikely to be his only phone. Also, I’m sure most celebrities get somebody to tweet for them and this is the most likely explanation I can think of.
So not much of a story then, however it’s worth mentioning that Sony Ericsson UK reaffirmed that the Android 2.1 update will hit by the end of September. That’s exactly 6 weeks and counting now. Let’s just hope there are no delays…