Images of Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype come to light

Images of Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype come to light
Back in the day (June of 2010 to be precise), Sony Ericsson was said to be working on a Windows Phone model with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. The device was code named "Julie" which was to feature a 4 inch display and a single-core 1GHz processor. In March 2011, pictures were leaked showing what appear to be that device. Well, poor Julie was shown the door and now, about 18 months later, pictures have been leaked of what could be another Windows Phone prototype for the joint venture.

Two new pictures of a Sony Windows Phone device have been discovered by NokiaWP.net and while not too much is known about the device, the thickness of the handset and the horizontal line that slices the device in two suggests that it is a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard model. Sony (Ericsson) has said it would not develop any handsets using Microsoft's mobile OS after deciding to go with Android and it is possible that we are merely looking at pictures of the canceled "Julie" handset prototype.

On the other hand, NokiaWP.net says that the phone in the picture is running Windows Phone 7.5 which would indicate that some recent work is being done with the unit and with MWC coming up next month in Barcelona, perhaps "Daughter of Julie" may be making the trip. And if you are confused by the Sony Ericsson name on the device, remember that Sony plans on dropping the "E" word from its phones and we already have the first two Sony-only phones: the ion and the Xperia S.

source: NokiaWP.net via WPCentral


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