Your already lukewarm impression of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is about to get even worse (and colder?). The WSJ is reporting that the XPERIA X10 will cost around 6,000 Swedish kronor which equates to around $879 dollars. Eight hundred and seventy nine Washingtons. And before you scream that can't be right, remember our good friends at WMExperts spent a good $867 on the XPERIA X1 earlier this year--this kind of obscene pricing seems to be par for the course for high end Sony Ericsson devices.
Now we know why Sony Ericsson is desperate to find a US carrier to subsidize the phone, there's no way it can find a market at that price. And even when you consider carrier subsidies, it'll still be the most expensive Android phone around. When other Android devices are available for $400-$500 off-contract and sub-$200 with contract, even after carrier's subsidize the $879 price you're still looking at a $400-$500 premium over every other Android phones. It's just ridiculous.
We know this is just a report and not official word from Sony Ericsson but in a world where you can get top-notch devices for under $200 on 2-year contract, you're asking for failure with a ridiculous cost.