Sony Ericsson Hikaru (W923?) – first image leaked

The pre-MWC leaks marathon continues today with what looks to be Sony Ericsson Hikaru, a handset that we first heard about back in October 2008.

Coming as Sony Ericsson’s new Walkman flagship phone, Hikaru is a slider that looks quite nice, although it has nothing out of the ordinary (and it’s really far from the mockup we made in October). 

If the image seen below does indeed represent the SE Hikaru (and the SEMC Blog says it does), then what we have here is a phone which resembles the W910.

sony-ericsson-hikaru

Anyway, when it comes to features, Hikaru is far superior to the W910, offering:

  • A 2.6 inch display
  • An 8MP camera
  • Walkman player 4.0
  • A 3.5mm headset jack
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dedicated music keys (on its right side)
  • And 8GB of internal memory

It’s said that Sony Ericsson Hikaru will be on sale before the end of Q2 2009.

If we’re to think about the new SE naming convention, Hikaru might be officially dubbed Sony Ericsson W923 (since it’s a slider and it comes as an upgraded W910).

Regardless of its final name, we’ll bring more info about the new Walkman phone from MWC 2009, where SE is set to officially launch it.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • http://www.fresh-plastic.com Ant Carroll

    Looks very nice, wouldn't mind getting my hands on one. Just loved the W595 that I played with last year. It was the first ever SE device I'd used and it was fun and impressive.

  • Stephan

    OMG, Sony Ericsson is stuck in 2006. No wonder they are dying a not-so-slow death. Two or three years ago their OS was awesome and their form factors sleek and cool. These days they use the EXACT SAME OS and Form Factors while everyone else has leapfrogged them into touch screens, QWERTY boards, and trackballs/optical mice. So sad.

  • http://www.fresh-plastic.com Ant Carroll

    Looks very nice, wouldn't mind getting my hands on one. Just loved the W595 that I played with last year. It was the first ever SE device I'd used and it was fun and impressive.

  • Stephan

    OMG, Sony Ericsson is stuck in 2006. No wonder they are dying a not-so-slow death. Two or three years ago their OS was awesome and their form factors sleek and cool. These days they use the EXACT SAME OS and Form Factors while everyone else has leapfrogged them into touch screens, QWERTY boards, and trackballs/optical mice. So sad.