A tipster just sent this one in, it's a list of devices reaching end-of-life soon on AT&T, and the Motorola Backflip and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 are on it. Looks like the Backflip's last day is Feb 2, and the X10 says goodbye on March 6. This doesn't mean that your phone will stop working, or that someone at AT&T won't be able to help you if you hit any technical snags, it just means that they won't be pushing to sell them, and no more new stock will arrive.
On the bright side, AT&T recommends the Flipout and the Captivate as suitable replacements, so they are with us for a while longer. Personally, I say hold off and wait for one of the new AT&T Androids that we've seen this week at CES, or roll with the Xperia Arc as the perfect replacement for the X10 (or any phone for that matter!) -- go big! [sent in via the Android Central app] Thanks tipster!
Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.
Backflip was my first Android and smartphone. Of course, I thought it was 'the bomb' back then...
It gave you the Android disease...the only cure is to keep getting Android phones and tweaking the heck out of them :)
X10 is already end of life. They aren't updating to 2.2 Sony fails, just like their PS3 that just got owned(hacked)
The PS3 fails how? It sold 41.6 million units (as of Sept 30th) worldwide, and it's only just been hacked. So yeah, Sony fails at supporting their phones, but don't make trollish comments bashing their other products.
The way Sony Ericsson is treating their phones, I'd steer clear of the Arc, no matter how good the specs are.
after modding the backflip became an amazing phone, and thanks to these updates(especially the atrix) i am going to stick with it for a while
It is noticeable that AT&T is using this strategy not just to include a NEW line of Android mobile phones to their Smartphones options. But to also to use this lower version of the current 1.6 Android OS of the Xperia X10a and have a sell out (clearance) of refurbished Xperia X10a for a very low price with a lower contract timeframe; that would leave millions of customers with almost no contract timeline a penny REFURB smartphone and with Sony Ericsson finally releasing the most expected update to Android 2.1 OS. WoW. WoW. WoW
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