Sony Ericsson "Kumquat" will launch as the Sony Xperia U
The phone will apparently ship after Sony officially buries the “Ericsson” part of their branding; this is a move that was expected after Sony bought out Ericsson’s half of the joint venture. As a result the S-E Kumquat will come to market as the Sony Xperia U. The name still conjures up images of a college that specializes in mobile technology, but at least it’s consistent with the naming convention of the rest of the Xperia line.
The phone is expected to have a 3.5” 480x854 pixel screen, a “mid-range” 1GHz dual-core CPU, and a 5MP rear camera. The design aesthetic seems to match the larger Xperia S. While the Xperia U won’t pack quite as much under the hood as the Xperia S, the size may appeal more to people who want an iPhone-sized Android device.
What do you guys think? Did anyone out there prefer the name Kumquat to Xperia U?
source: GSMArena via AndroidGuys
1. ThomasFlowerchild (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
"Anyone prefer kumquat to Xperia U?"
That's the same phone... I think it needs to be: Anyone prefer kumquat to Xperia S?
I prefer the Xperia S because of the better camera.
2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
this can't even compare with the xperia s.
but more casual users who don't need a large ,state of the art HD screen and great camera, will be happy to pay less money for xperia U
5. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Man, this is just made for me. Personally, I tend to go towards a phone that has keyboard with a screen size of 3.5" max (3.2" is my preference, though). Any phone above becomes a no-no for me. And no, I don't like iDevices.
6. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
so dual cores are mid range? my Note is a mid range device :-(
7. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
No, the technology coupled with the dual core is what makes it mid range.
8. bighandssmallpockets (Posts: 52; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
by the time it comes out it will definitely be mid range...Still it might be the only respectable choice for a smaller than 4.3 screen. Just imagine a super spec android phone with a 3.7' to 4" screen, no keyboard and a super slim form factor.
It would only have the iPhone to compete with in that size category. And to me a top spec Android beats iPhone. That said, I will wait until May for a phone like this and then I bail and become an iDrone
9. xiobnb (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
this phone is for ppl with less budget but want the design of xperia s ..ppl like me
10. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
It's unique (maybe weird, but unique).
That way, I can search for it better on search engines. Xperia U - try searching for this and see the misleading results.
I don't have to remember which Xperia phone I was researching.