Harrisburg, Pa. -
D&H Distributing will carry Sony Ericsson's mobile phones, including the Xperia
X8 smartphone, and the Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro smartphones, all
powered by the Android OS.
The agreement also covers the Aspen and Vivaz Pro
smartphones, and should include additional Sony Ericsson models to be
introduced in 2011. This new relationship helps to expand D&H's growing
lineup of Android-based products.
In D&H's press release it describes Android as having
grown "into a compelling mobile OS, having recently hit an impressive milestone
of 300,000 smartphone activations
per day," quoting Google executive Andy Rubin.
It is an open-source platform, which unlike several other
prominent mobile operating systems, gives users a wider choice of carriers such
as Verizon, D&H said. As an open paradigm, Android will be able to
accommodate a range of mobile formats including both smartphones and tablets,
letting individuals or offices take advantage of a more comprehensive suite of
products running on the same basic OS.