Fully functional prototype Sony Ericsson Windows Phone up for auction
We say “almost nothing” because the now defunct partnership did build some prototype Windows Phones featuring a sliding QWERTY, dubbed the Windows Phone “Jolie.”
It is a Windows Phone that never was. Packing a 2010 build of Windows Phone 7, apparently 7 of these prototypes were built and now we see one of them has made it to the auction block of eBay. The seller is in The Netherlands, but is willing to ship internationally (although only within Europe as it is only a tri-band GSM device, so the seller is not willing to ship to the US, but we be money is a powerful persuasion tool). The bidding at the time of this writing was at about €107 ($140).
What do you get if you win the auction? Well not all the specifications are known, but the camera is 8MP, it has 16GB of storage and Julie is unlocked. Like other Windows Phone devices from that time it is probably running a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU. The device is in working condition, but we can see how it might hold limited appeal (do not expect any OS updates...ever).
However, if you truly want to be the only kid on the block, here is one angle to look at. If you are interested, click the eBay source link below.
source: eBay via WPCentral
Sony Ericcson Windows Phone "Jolie"
2. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
isn't is looks similar to lumia 710.........
4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5588; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
only $140? i expect for that to go up...
9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1334; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
its funny because this phone was available on e-bay for a very long time and still no one wants it
10. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
When Sony was with erricson, they made unique great looking devices. Now its all copycats of other devices on the market. They put full support for Firefox OS which has no market establishment they said they look into WP when there's one. What does that tell you about Sony, you can't trust them. Never bought a Sony product almost 10 years.
11. lee480 (Posts: 174; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
It's not about trust. Windows Phone isn't worth Sony's investments, hence they ignored it. As simple as that.
14. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
That's an interesting theory, StreetNerd, and potentially accurate. And/or Microsoft wouldn't let them put any Playstation stuff on their Xbox phones?
22. jsdechavez (Posts: 702; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Streetnerd and -box- you two probably nailed it!
12. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I like the look of this phone...the look of the back plate is very nice. Try to call into support at Microsoft or Sony about this phone....poor phone operator would be lost. "Yes, I am having problem with my Sony Ericsson Jolie"......Operator "w..t..f"
17. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
@lee480... What investment is there in Firefox? Its called bunch of BS.
18. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Sad that Sony (Ericsson) didn't go through with it. I wish Sony would make a Windows Phone, but I guess since Microsoft is competition in the gaming realm, they can't.
19. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
this would be fun to have, i woudn't feel so bad having to reach into my box of phones for a backup
20. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
i wish more smart phones had slide out psychial keyboards....sure it adds to the bulk a bit but alot easier to type on without needing to start at the phone as u type
21. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
If he shipped it to the US, then I would buy it...
it would make a nice collector's item and I will be trully the only one with this phone