With Windows Mobile 6.5, a full QWERTY keypad and some smartphone credentials, the Sony Ericsson Faith is being heralded as a re-branded Xperia X3 by some observers, who reached this conclusion after the X2 failed to launch in the UK.
The Faith is set to become part of Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart range, which is the name given to the eco-friendly phones that it currently produces. Despite its good intentions the Faith still manages to sport some modern smartphone functions including Wi-Fi connectivity, HSDPA and GPS for navigation.
The screen is only 2.4 inches in size and does not use a touch sensitive interface, but Sony Ericsson has followed the example set by BlackBerry smartphones and included a full portrait QWERTY keypad.
The rumours surrounding the Faith's retail name are moderately convoluted, but the best evidence is that the Faith shares the same basic shape and size as the X1 and the ill-fated X2. With the X10 on the way, it would make sense that Sony Ericsson would choose to launch an X3 in tandem.
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