Contacts does sync. It just needs to be turned on. SE needs to create a guided first-time set-up app for the X10.
Agree that camera is disappointing. Video not bad though. 2mbps MPEG4 at VGA produces good results. Don't buy this for the cam. Less sensitive than an N82. Cam light is very poor.
I'm sure the screen is plastic, not glass. Just my observation though.
Browser is super-fast. Very impressive. GPS too.
Mediascape has some nice features, fast track, genre, favs, recent played plus infinity button to get YouTube related videos, PlayNow tracks or Google search.
Apps.Apps. Apps Apps! Google Sky, Email, maps, goggles, etc etc. Elevate the phone way above symbian. (I'm a 2 year N82 user but this Android experience probably means I won't be going back to Symbian)
Speaker is crap
For an active user, 9-12 hours usage with either Wifi or 3G. Heavy user will have to charge late afternoon.
Screen is just amazing. Outdoor and in-car use is better than anything i've tried. Transflective.
Wisepilot very good but damn expensive. This version doesnt include offline maps although thats coming.
HSPA is fast. (I'm getting 1.5mbps UPLOAD here!
On screen keyboard is not so accurate but includes some very good word prediction. It needs hit area intelligence. Many keyboards on the market though.
Style is great. Yes, some plastic, but good plastic and rubber covered back.
Good memory management.
Nice case. 8GB micro SD (class 2) USB charger.
Poor codec support. (up to 2mbps WMV and MPEG4.)
The X10 doesn't beat the Desire (apart from screen) and the Milestone is now under 400 Euro so is quite the bargain (has Gorilla glass too!)
X10 is something if you want to be a little unique, really need the fastest, best browsing experience, do a lot of reading (you can use this as an ebook reader)
There's more but I should stop now!Only meant to comment on the contacts sync!
Actually i'm logging all my experiences on a blog. http://xperiax10.carrypad.com
but as i'm a big big cam fan, I might be reverting to my N82 soon until a real Android-based cameraphone (or maybe MeeGo) comes out. I can't see myself going back to current Symbian now despite Gravity and free maps.
Steve / Chippy