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Sony Ericsson to put 7 devices on the table in the first half of 2011, upcoming flagship X12 expected to run Android 3.0

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Sony Ericsson to put 7 devices on the table in the first half of 2011, upcoming flagship X12 expected to run Android 3.0
A tweet from Eldar Murtazin alleges that he has met with some guys from Sony Ericsson and they have shown him no less than 7 new devices that are set to appear within the first six months of 2011. The most intriguing one of these devices is the Sony Ericsson X12, dubbed "Anzu" and, according to him, most of the handsets are based on Android with no word on Windows Phone 7-powered phones.

All handsets based on Android that Murtazin saw were tested with an old versions of the Google mobile OS, but it's unclear with what version they will see the light of day. Sadly, it's all quiet on the Sony Ericsson Playstation front but we hope the reason for this is because it's calm before storm.
A phone said to be X12

A phone said to be X12

In his tweet, Eldar Murtazin says that he's been very impressed with one handset in particular, named X12, which is also known as "Anzu". There are wild rumours going on in the industry that this phone is supposed to be the next flagship device for Sony Ericsson, with 4.3 inch display and - most important of all – with either Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or 3.0 (Honeycomb) on board, although at the moment the device runs Eclair.

Eldar Murtazin is an (in)famous blogger and commentator on the mobile industry who is known to provide inside information, even when he is not supposed to do so. Of course, all of this is nothing more than just an unofficial piece of information, but we'll follow the situation closely and provide all you need to know on the subject.

source: Twitter via Nexus 404

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posted on 10 Nov 2010, 07:44 1

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

SE is back! I hope 7 is a big number tho, i hope i see some innovation

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 07:49

2. Tycoon (Posts: 27; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)

I hope they fixed the earpiece volume and the vibration motor that plagued the X10. Alot of people were complaining that the volume in the earpiece was awful even when turned up to the max. Several times, people asked me to get off of speaker phone when I wasn't on speaker phone. I am also not one who likes to have his phone ringing; I prefer the vibrate setting. It would appear that alot of android phones have a default vibration setting that is very short; that part is easily fixed with a program called Smart Vibrator. Even with that program, I would miss a call and/or text if it's in my pocket or on my hip. If it's in your shirt pocket, you will not miss anything. The camera was awesome! Finally, they were way behind on updating the phone to 2.1 (with no promises of 2.2). I could deal with android 1.6 (& 2.1), but not being able to hear others and missing calls/texts is unacceptable. I love that it had phyical keys unlike alot of all touchscreen phones nowadays. If this X12 gets solidified, I am willing to give it another shot AFTER others have tried it out. I just hope it has T-Mobile 3G bands; if not, I can't mess with it. Another option for me is the possible Dell Thunder.

posted on 11 Nov 2010, 03:14

3. java (unregistered)

Great news! This effectively quashes any and all hopes of most X10 users hoping to see Froyo on their devices.

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