Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sony Ericsson Yendo Gets Pictured with Walkman Logo

SonyEricsson Yendo Sony Ericsson Yendo Gets Pictured with Walkman  Logo

Press shots of the unreleased Sony Ericsson Yendo have surfaced, bearing some prominent Walkman branding. This phone was leaked last week as the W150i TeaCake, which supposedly ran a version of Android similar to the X10 Mini (in that it had shortcuts tucked in four corners, suitable for such a tiny display). The source of this picture, however, contests that the OS hasn’t been confirmed, and may very well be something other than Android. The Yendo will be available in a whole bunch of colours, including pink, purple, red, grey, black, white, lime, yellow, orange and blue.

If this Yendo is actually the W150i, it’ll have a 5 megapixel camera, 2.6″ QVGA display, and will be released sometime this month. I look forward to Sony Ericsson breathing new life into the Walkman brand, since right now it’s really just associated with low end music-centric dumbphones. If this Yendo has Android and some cool custom-built music widgets and apps, I’d be interested in giving it ago.

Combined with the X8, it’s clear that Sony Ericsson is getting comfortable with the small-screen form factor, and there’s an undeniable charm there. Adapting the user interface and hardware to still be usable at that size obviously takes some work, but based on my time with the X10 Mini Pro’s keyboard, it seems like an altogether surmountable challenge.

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