Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 available unlocked for pre-order

Sony Ericsson's newest handset - the Xperia X10 - isn't due until February next year, but it's already up for pre-order from Clove Technology. The handset formerly known as Rachael can be yours for £460, including VAT.

As previously reported, the X10 has a heavily modded Android 1.6 OS, 4-inch capacitive TFT touchscreen, and 8.1-megapixel camera and a speedy 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has Wi-Fi, HSUPA and Bluetooth, and comes with an 8GB microSD card.

It's packed with a range of apps, too. Mediascape lets you browse through local and online photo, video and audio content, and Timescape lets you organise and interact with your contacts across a wide range of messaging platforms. Both of which are part of the UX platform that will be arriving on several handsets from Sony Ericsson next year.

Oh, and if you need to see a few more photos of the device before you make up your mind, you can check out our gallery of shots from the secret preview event that we attended in London.