Yesterday we lamented that the Android-powered X10 lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, despite its beautiful 4-inch display, Nexus UI and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Now more bad news: The NYTimes reports it'll cost about 6000 Swedish kronor ($US880/$AU940) off-contract.
No wonder they "desire to have a carrier relationship" to subsidise the price. Sony's long had a tough time cracking the US market on its own and the X10 deserves better.
Bonus news: Remember how Sony Ericsson's page said it would arrive this February? Well, it's now gone back to "to be announced". Don't be too concerned if you've got your eye on one... it's still slated to arrive by mid-next year. [New York Times]