‘Xperia X10 HD’ already shipping in France with Android 2.1?

Xperia X10 HDWe recently told you that Sony Ericsson may be looking to rebrand the Xperia X10 once the Android 2.1 update complete with HD video recording is released. Well according to French e-tailer RueduCommerce.com, the ‘Xperia X10 HD’ is already in stock and on sale, setting you back €529 (with a €50 postal rebate).

If true, it could mean the Android 2.1 release is just days away for the rest of us who already own a Xperia X10 or X10 mini. If there were any doubts that Sony Ericsson is rebranding the handset, then check out page 3 of this PDF, where they list the “Nouveau (new) Xperia X10 HD”.

66 responses to “‘Xperia X10 HD’ already shipping in France with Android 2.1?”

  1. well it makes sense to rebrand something to give it more cred but im doubting the 2.1 release with 02 will be soon considering tmobile have said end of november and the fact 02 have constantly pissed of htc customers by taking up and down the 2.2 android update and thats gone on for 3 months im not holding out on getting this update anytime soon.

  2. If I see it right, they aren’t selling it alongside the “original” X10. So I say it’s the same phone, only with a HD-sticker to make sure people see the fact that it has 720p-recording..

  3. if they are re-branding maybe it will be a good thing for the rest of us. someone who buys this x10 hd will expect at least to have an update to 2.2 in the near future…

  4. As I have written before:

    Claro, on of the large providors in Latin America, is already selling the X10 HD. Unfortunately it is X10a with Android 1.6.

  5. So if I have my story straight, they’re selling x10’s with 2.1 but existing owners still have 1.6? :/

  6. @vekz they are selling it alongside the original X10 for 429 euros. http://www.rueducommerce.fr/Telephonie/Smartphone-PDAphone/Telephone-Portable-Mobile-Smartphone-PDAphone/SONY-ERICSSON/3003417-Smartphone-Xperia-X10-Sensuous-Black.htm

    I thought they still needed time to or rather they were still testing out the update, so how is it that thy are already selling with the update?

    If this website is to be believed and is actually true then it seems like Sony Ericsson is just FUCK**G with us, the existing X10 owners.

  7. WTF SE Doing ?
    They are ready with the update and selling the phone with Andr2.1 for 100Euro more and
    making all other x10 users fool..

    I shit on U SE, U M FCKr…..

    Fck fck fck fck fck fck fck fck u SE

    Got damn shit on U..

  8. SE is marketing X10 again with that HD … I dont give a damn what they say i just want my update 😀

  9. All this that se doing is a joke and it not going to be real becouse this is fair about us which allready spend those f**king 400 quite

  10. Great, take care of your new customers first and screw your existing customers. Nice way to get repeat business.

  11. OMG I bought my X10 from this site and the last payment was… 4 days ago 😀
    I just checked PC Companion, and no new firmware coming in France. Too ugly :'(

  12. the R2BA026 is the android 1.6 and it has been in the server (se) from July and it has the wifi bug!!! is it quite old

  13. But is the lastest version at the time now because 2.1 is not yet possible to download for generic unlocked X10 uk

  14. @ Al: indeed.. looks like you’re right. What’s the point in asking more money for the same device? Guess that’s the question everyone’s been asking themselves, right?

    Off topic: what’s this WiFi-bug you’re all talking about? It works perfectly fine over here.

  15. gladly ive traded my x10i on a htc desire hd.
    2.2 on release, and its only end october i wish good luck to the x10 comunity and hope that the 2.2 release won’t take to long


  16. 500+ Euros for x10? That’s just a pure con. Criminal in my opinion. Where are trading standards when you need them?

  17. On this website the X10 was sold 489 € so stop complaining. Anyway in France nobody buys a phone without contract so forget this price.

    It was announced on many websites the xperia x10 hd will appear before the upgrade. This is marketing ! Don’t worry, soon you will have your upgrade and will begin to whine about the lack of android 2.2…

  18. Why did I buy the X10, I should have got the HTC Desire like everyone else, now I have to update my firmware to get HD recording on my X10 when I could have bought the £400+ HTC desire and paid another £400+ few months later for the HTC Desire HD, seriously Sony should take notes off HTC.
    /end of sarcasm

  19. @henk janse The Desire HD looks a sweeeeeet device! Wish I could afford to switch, but I dont see much wrong with the X10, and im not desperate – Its just now I know not to go with S.E for my phone. Good Luck with HTC!

  20. Hey, I have read a few comments about the R2BA026 update and was wondering if anyone could tell me how come my x10 cant find any update from the R2BA020?

    My x10 is Orange branded from the UK if that has anything to do with it. Also is there anywhere I can get this update ?

  21. You can always debrand to UK generic and update it that way. For more info, visit xda developers site

  22. I’ve confirmed with SE Singapore that the update will be available tomorrow evening here in Singapore. Which means, it’ll be on 26 Oct for us since we are a tad bit faster than our US counterpart in terms of timing. Now is almost 12 noon on Monday, 25 Oct.

  23. typically how long do the network companies take to bloat the new firmware with their crap and release it for branded handsets? anyone?

  24. 399,90 € !! Thats how much you have to pay for it in germany without a contract by now. If they really want to sell the Phone for 530 € just because of the new Firmware they are the biggest fools and i think if they sell the x10 hd in december they won´t bring out the new firmware until then. That would be very disappointing and I would never belive thme again…that would be big mistake no. 3 from SE… 1st. update delay one day before it should be relased, 2. Lying about multitouch on the american website (they took the word multitouch out from the website very shortly before the relase…), and no.3 would be selling the same x10i for more money…merry Christmas se you are really fu**ed if youre not updating the phone in the next day’s …

  25. the price has gone up! I don’t know why, even the software is old considering to other android phones.

  26. I work for Vodafone AU, and we’ve had the branding up for X10 HD up for around a month now. It’s still the same phone, they’re just taking advantage of advertising it’ll have HD recording.

  27. So the hardware is the same? and this is just a regular X10 with 2.1?

    Or would this edition have a 16Mil color screen and higher resolution?

  28. BAD NEWS>>>>>>>
    Today I had gone to sonyericsson service centre in mumbai(INDIA)
    and the employee told me the os update for x10 will hit in december
    there is no branding(local carrier) in INDIA then why so late

    customer support is pathetic here in INDIA !!!!!!!!!!

  29. no..they are not selling phones anywhere in the world with 2.1….they said upcoming 2.1 will have HD …… x10 with 1.6 in uk and us …me too waiting for x10 2.1……pls dont trust in fake saying…….trust sony…2.1 on 28th oct(not sure)…


  30. @Alex,

    I’ve got an Xperia on Vodafone in Australia. Can you tell us when the update will be released for Vodafone AU?

  31. I just check with SE Dubai, UAE. The customer service said that the OS update will be in the next 2 months… Jeeeezz!!! 🙁

  32. @Topher
    ha ha ha ha….
    I tried calling India customer care today,
    that looser told me in India it will be released on Dec last week…

    Tell me wht shall i do with SE now?

  33. So…any geo got the update already? To be honest, I don’t believe it will arrive to irish customers during october…plus, i’ll still need to wait for my carrier to shove all their “useful bundled software” down the update. Oh well,maybe christmas(2011 that is).

  34. Hey guys I just talked to the guy who works for rogers in Vancouver
    He said that u can dl the 2.1 at nov 7 on the se web site.

  35. lol yeah my pc companion just updated too, it’s probably to prep the program for the eventual 2.1 upgrade.

    man, I remember last month around this time when I’d check for updates every 10 minutes… crap, it’s gonna be like that again this week. I seriously hope the same thing that happened last month doesn’t happen this Friday.

  36. wuhhuuu soundz like i gettin’ the update!! pc campanion just downloaded a paket nd there is a notification that my phone is gettin updatet!! 2.1 i hope!! what a great moment..hopefully it’s working =D

  37. haha..

    ERROR! during update.. like everytime you open pc companion it says that there is an update for your phone but when you try it to update, there is an error message .. so WHAT THE HELL is goin on!!

  38. @Saad. Yes. There was an update yesterday for both PC Companion and SEUS.
    Also, Sony Ericsson Singapore posted an update on Facebook just before midnight yesterday to show what we can look forward to in the new update. These apps can easily be downloaded in the market but oh well.. Anyway, I am going down to SE to debrand my phone and get the update which they promised to be this evening. That’s like 8 more hours or so to go! 😀


  39. i’m from singapore too…. haha…. hope singtel, m1 and starhub push the updates out real fast… i know they dont really bloat the firmware much so there shouldnt be too much delay in approving the firmware for use here…. anyway, those apps are on the market but at a price… its nice to see SE-sg offering them at no cost to us…

  40. SE can state what they want wherever they want, I won’t make the mistake of believing them again. On the contrary, I’m currently waiting for another “Sorry, guys, we just found his and that and need another month”, or something to that extent.
    Sorry to sound so pessimistic, but learning about another postponement would surprise me less than an update actually hitting my phone.

    Care about customers….phew…shit, no. Care about profit!

  41. My PC companion got an update this morning but my x10 does’nt. If I have PC companion, do i have to use SEUS? Which is better?

  42. Sony est une cible très dure à DDoSer, et vue notre puissance de feu actuelle, on ne peut pas faire tomber de gros sites. Heureusement pour nous, Sony a de nombreux autres sites plus petits.