Spy shots reveal a Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 prototype

07 March, 2011 | Comments (40) | Post your comment

Sony Ericson is getting back in shape in increasingly larger leaps. Their Android lineup is getting more and more competitive and now it seems that Windows Phone 7 is in the cards. Some blurry spy shots reveal a Windows Phone 7 device with a full QWERTY keyboard.

Apart from the photos, there's really no further information. Could this be the XPERIA Pro 7?

Update 08 March: Multiple industry sources claim that the phone pictured here is a canceled prototype. Sony Ericsson is most probably not working on any Windows Phone 7 device at the moment.

We can safely assume that this Windows Phone 7 device is running on at least a 1GHz processor of some sort and will offer 512MB RAM, at minimum. The display is surely over 3.5" and there is a full four-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard.

Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device

It is hard to say whether this is a real project or just some mockup but we can't think of a reason for someone to go to all this trouble just to start a rumor. And it probably seems logical that Sony Ericsson will venture out in expanding its portfolio with a second smartphone OS.

We have the feeling more information will surface on this rumor. Stay tuned.





Spy shots reveal a Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 prototype - reader comments

  • frh

Whats the obsession with a slider-out QWERTY keypad and Windows phone OSes, Sony. Nobody has it.

  • Reply
  • 2014-01-10 20:20
  • utPG
  • Ahmed Eltawil

Whenever there is a physical keyboard involved the screen should definitely rotate to landscape. Windows Phone 7 should apply this fix in their future updates. You just can't show a device with the keyboard open and the screen not in landscape. It re...

  • Reply
  • 2011-03-11 21:13
  • 01dY
  • photoz

As also said and some French speaking media this an old prototype that has been cancelled since hopefully... who would have WM7 instead of Android? :P links: http://www.monsmartphone.net/le-windows-phone-7- de-sony-ericsson-est-un-prototype-annule-t22...

  • Reply
  • 2011-03-08 23:25
  • L6KD