The Sony Ericsson Kurara has not been officially announced (or confirmed), but that didn’t stop Eldar Murtazin from Mobile-review to publish an interesting preview of it.
Also called Sony Ericsson U5, the handset is certainly an interesting one and it will probably be one of SE’s flagship devices for 2010, together with the Xperia X10.
The main difference between Kurara and Xperia X10 is that the Kurara is a Symbian smartphone while the X10 is, of course, an Android one.
Eldar compares the SE Kurara U5 to the Samsung i8910 OmniaHD (which also runs Symbian), and he says that the SE smartphone doesn’t bring anything new, although its UI is faster than the one the OmniaHD has (in part thanks to the Cortex A8 processor that Sony Ericsson uses for the Kurara).
The handset has a 3.5 inch touchscreen display (not AMOLED, as previously believed), 3.5mm headset jack, MicroSD card slot, and Twitter and Facebook apps. There’s also an 8.1MP camera with autotfocus, but it’s “nothing to write home about, and except for its 720p resolution for video, it’s little to no different from your average cheap 8 MP module.”
All in all, Sony Ericsson Kurara U5 may be successful, but only if priced right – at about €300. Head on over to Mobile-review for the full preview.
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