Sony’s Xperia family looks set to receive yet another member, the Tapioca, as spy shots of a forthcoming phone leak ahead of an official announcement.
The handset originally cropped up on our radar earlier this year but has been unheard of since, leaving us to think it was probably canned. Now a previously unseen photo of the kit has emerged sporting Sony branding, which suggests it’s still very much a going concern.
Boasting stubbier dimensions and curvier edges the Tapioca looks more like a budget-priced Samsung or HTC kit than the likes of the Xperia S (and its P and U cousins). And with a single core 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch HVGA screen and a 3.2-megapixel camera, it fits the bill for an entry-level phone.
Not unsurprisingly, then, it appears to run on the creaking Gingerbread edition of Android.
It’s unclear what Sony’s plans are for the handset. It may well never see the light of day or could be aimed at the emerging smartphone markets. Whatever the case, we’ll just have to wait and find out.
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