Since Sony Ericsson dreams of becoming “the global number one handset provider on the Android platform”, it’s utterly safe to assume that the company’s currently working on at least a few new Android smartphones.
One of them seems to be the Sony Ericsson Anzu, recently appeared over at the Unofficial Xperia X10 blog.
As you can see in the photos below, the Anzu looks quite nice and it’s very slim. Reportedly, its features include a “very crisp” 4.3 inch WVGA display with “vivid colors”, HDMI-out, and full HD (1080) video recording.
According to Mobile-review, the Anzu will be called Xperia X12 (so there might be an Xperia X11 in the making, too). The new smartphone should be available in the first quarter of next year, running Android Gingerbread 2.3 – despite the fact that the photos show Android 2.1. Engadget has it that SE will actually announce the X12 this year, sometime around Christmas, at the same time with the PlayStation phone.
Other details regarding SE’s future roadmap, via Mobile-review:
- there will be Vivaz and Vivaz Pro successors running Gingerbread, due to be released in March 2011
- the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will also get Gingerbread successors with larger screens and faster CPUs (in March/April 2011)
- a low-end, QWERTY version of the Sony Ericsson Yendo should be out in June 2011 for only 140
Of course, none of this is confirmed yet, but it all looks plausible enough. More info as we get it.
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