Sony Ericsson is hoping to breathe new life into the ailing Walkman phones range with a new handset powered by the voguish Android OS.
According to user speculation on a Chinese forum, the Sony Ericsson W15 will be a mid-range Android handset with a spec sheet that takes in a fairly common-or-garden 3-inch LCD touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
However, as you might expect, it’s in its music features that the W15 stands out from the competition. As well as functions such as SE’s exclusive MegaBass technology for a richer, fuller sound quality, the handset is also home to a dedicate music chip.
The sources of the news have thus far only managed to turn up a product box as evidence, which means we can’t tell you how the W15 shapes up in the looks department. But if GSM Arena, which brought the story to English-speaking tech fans, is to believed the handset takes it design cues from the Xperia X8.
As for a release date, right now that’s anyone’s guess. In the light of recent launch delay to the Xperia Play and supply shortages for the Arc and Neo caused by the Japanese earthquake disaster, however, we anticipate that the W15 won’t be landing on these shores until late in 2011.