April 18, 2011

Sony Ericsson W15 Walkman Branded Android Phone

It was only recently that I asked Sony Ericsson officials why the company has been launching Android handsets in the droves but somehow left the Walkman series out of this range. They didn’t really have an answer for me, but there seemed to be a glint in their eyes like they knew something was coming, but couldn’t divulge information. I always though it would be quite a thing to put these two together and it appears that the alliance just might become a reality.

According to a few sources, a new Android handset with a ‘W’ branding just might be in the works. If we can believe the leaked photo to be real, then this possible W15 device could be the very first Walkman Android handset to make it out. The rumors are talking about the device featuring –

  • A 3-inch touchscreen display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution
  • a 3.2MP camera (possibly autofocus)
  • and a 600MHz processor

The rumors are also talking about the device coming loaded with a Walkman customized UI. I’m hoping to see a resurrection of MediaScape with a few add-ons. This could also mean a serious boost in audio performance as Walkman devices seldom, if ever, under perform in that department.

We just might see more details make it out soon and perhaps a May release, fingers crossed. I say bring it on!

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