Murky images of a touchscreen Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot phone leak, possibly Android
With the assault of powerful smartphones Sony Ericsson struggled hard to catch up, but now that it turned to Android, the manufacturer seems to get most things right, with excellent and distinctive offerings like the Xperia arc or Xperia Play.
We know that the Cyber-shot line is not dead, as we spotted one representative - the Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot S006 - pay a visit to the FCC last year, with a 16MP Exmor R camera sensor, but there was no smartphone operating system on it. What immediately came to our minds then was "Couldn't Sony Ericsson put this sensor in an Android handset with Xenon flash?", but to this moment it remained wishful thinking.
Now, however, a few fuzzy images have leaked of what looks like a slim touchscreen phone from Sony Ericsson, and there is clearly a Cyber-shot logo under the screen. There are no photos of the back, so we don't know what camera sensor this might have, or if it will include a Xenon flash, but one can only hope.
The interesting thing is that we have the Android buttons, like Home and Back, slapped prominently at the front. Again, there is no further info if this is just a concept, a mock-up, or something that might go into production, but an Android phone with the Cyber-shot brand only makes sense for Sony Ericsson. Hopefully more info will be leaked soon.