Sony Ericsson "Kumquat" will launch as the Sony Xperia U
posted by Scott H. / Jan 24, 2012, 1:59 PM
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
Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 17, 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.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 2:14 PM 0
Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 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.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 4:39 PM 1
Posts: 1938; Member since: Oct 26, 2011
so dual cores are mid range? my Note is a mid range device :-(
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 5:22 PM 0
Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 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
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 6:10 PM 1
Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012
Kumquat. 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.
posted on Jan 25, 2012, 9:57 AM 0
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