The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will always be called the Rachel in our hearts, but we're willing to forgive its sterile name -- because this is a beautiful phone that could combine the media skillz of Son Eric with the smart-phone power of Google Android.
Like the Acer Liquid, the X10 has a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor inside, which should make this one of the fastest Android phones yet, although the prototype we tried wasn't polished enough for us to tell.
Sony Ericsson promises that this will be the first of many Android phones, and based on our first feel, we think the Xperia X10 could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship for Son Eric and the little green robot.
The Xperia X10 doesn't have any special Sony features, such as the PlayStation 3 remote streaming that we almost got to work on the Sony Ericsson Aino. But we don't think we'll have to wait long for these features in future Son Eric Android phones.
Expect to see the Xperia X10 in stores in the middle of the first quarter of 2010. It's a while to wait, so tide yourself over by clicking 'Continue' to read our impressions of the dazzling 'droid-phone.