Images of what appears to be a successor to Sony Ericsson’s (SE) messaging focussed X10 Mini Pro have surfaced online, as the company continues its wholesale adoption of Android for its high-end smarties.
Unearthed by Chinese site IT168 the hitherto unnamed handset doesn’t appear to deviate much from its predecessor’s design (CF: pocket-friendly form factor, physical QWERTY keyboard and a three-inch, multi-touch enabled touchscreen), with SE presumably taking an if it ain’t broke approach to its look.
Specs are pretty thin on the ground at the moment, but according to our Chinese friends, there’s a Qualcomm MSM7230 processor onboard to keep everything ticking over smoothly. It’s also reportedly home to 384MB of RAM. And we'd be staggered if it didn't run Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, out of the box.
Last week, SE officially lifted the lid on the Xperia Arc amid much slavering from Fandroids at this year’s Consumer Electronics tech expo thanks in no small part to a stellar spec sheet that includes Android Gingerbread out of the box, an 8.1-megapixel snapper and 1Ghz Qualcomm processor.
Alas, there was no sign of the much-anticipated PlayStation branded phone – also expected to join the Xperia range - at the show. But our spies tell us that the smart money is on a Q2 launch.