Sony Ericsson "ANZU" to be its next flagship Android phone?

An anonymous MAN off the INTERNET has sent a photograph of a possible new Sony Ericsson Android phone to the Xperia X10 blog, claiming it’s the company’s next high-end smartphone.

The Sony Ericsson “ANZU” will arrive in Q1 2011 according to the site’s tipster, and will launch fully up-to-date powered by Android 2.3 – something of a refreshing turnabout for the company, what with the slow arrival of Android 2.1 for its current XPERIA range. Here it is:

sony ericsson anzu

That’s a trouser-busting 4.3″ screen as well, although the spotter reports the prototype phone is “very slim”. It also features an HDMI output. And don’t read anything into the fact that this photograph reports the phone to be using Android 2.1 – what else is Sony Ericsson going to use for testing purposes this far before launch?

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  1. a copy of X10 but running android 2.3, it will be super hit of se

  2. tomfrogger

     /  November 10, 2010

    My next phone. My htc desire is currently slowly crumbling apart. I want go back to ericsson hardware.

  3. Gary C

     /  November 10, 2010

    I can’t believe SE would dump all the work it’s put into its Android UI to “go stock” with this one. I’m prepared to bet up to £5 that this’ll still have the X10 range’s skin when/if it arrives.

    • Birdy

       /  November 10, 2010

      £5 Gary… Last of the big spenders, eh?

      • Gary C

         /  November 10, 2010

        I do all my proper gambling on the stock market.

        *looks at sea of red numbers through sad eyes*

  4. james

     /  November 10, 2010

    omg i had my xperia x10 for less than 6 month and sony ericsson suddenly out of blue decide to release a new high end phone next year i mean what the hell why cant they just keep updating and improving the x10 instead of releasing a new phoe that runs gingerbread or even honeycomb i hate sony ericsson now really annoys me

  5. tomfrogger

     /  November 10, 2010

    I agree & imagine it will come with timescape. However I’ve assumed that i’ll be rooting and running stock software. I just imagine all droid phones will be rooted now even ones not out yet.

  6. If no one noticed, this has the same appearance of the PSPhone… it’s probably the phone-only model of it without the additional slide-out control section.

  7. This mobile phone prototype that looks so sexy, especially when using Android Gingerbread later.

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