Leaked spy shots of what appears to be a prototype handset from Sony Ericsson (SE) sporting Windows Phone 7 branding have been unearthed for a second time.
Despite announcing that it has no plans for Windows Phone 7, it would seem that the London-based smartphone maker may still be coming around to the idea of developing smartphones running Microsoft’s OS, as more images of a prototype handset known as ‘Julie’ have appeared online.
Obtained by Softpedia, the blurry snaps of the mystery handset reveal a side sliding QWERTY keyboard and a fairly large display that could measure up to four-inches.
Although the images do not show the handset actually running, rumours suggest that it will run on the latest Mango iteration of the platform and carry at least 16GB of internal storage.
No info on what processor it will pack or what resolution camera will be onboard, but going by Microsoft’s strict hardware guidelines, we can at least expect a 1GHz processor and five-megapixel snapper.
SE was originally expected to be announced as one of the launch partners of Windows Phone 7 in October last year, but when the time came only HTC, LG and Samsung showed up.
However, it has since said that the ‘door is still open’ for it to join Windows Phone 7 and there may still be an announcement to come when ‘the time is right’.