Sony's first Windows Phone might be announced at MWC, still a slider

Sony's first Windows Phone might be announced at MWC, still a slider
Now we've been hearing rumors about an upcoming Windows Phone from Sony since last January, and the company hedged its bets saying it hasn't ruled out the possibility, but is waiting to see how WP catches up.

We might be getting closer to an official announcement, though, as a new prototype picture emerged, and its source claims Sony's first Windows Phone will be announced at MWC. The phone still remains in the slider form factor that we've seen way back last year, when the Sony Ericsson WP handset prototype was codenamed "Julie", and was still a twinkle in Sir Howard Stinger's eye.

Then a side and front view of what seems to be continued work on the Julie project leaked last month, and now we have a look at the back as well as the side-sliding keyboard. The new prototype pics still carry the Sony Ericsson logo, hinting that the first Windows Phone handset of the company might be announced as the last SE phone, if it appears in that form, or if at all, future will tell.

The chiclet keyboard seems well-spaced, shaped in the best traditions of the Xperia pro line, and the back is of a stylish white version that leaks for the first time, reminiscing a great deal of the SE Vivaz pro - a good thing, since our review found its ergonomic shape and island-style keyboard to be very comfy.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves - Sony has a press event scheduled for Sunday, and we'll be there, so expect all and every announcements to be relayed to you in due course.

source: WPDang via IT168


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