An evening before the start of the much-awaited Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson has unleashed the prototype of its Idou smartphone, a 3.5-inch smartphone device that is set make debut this year.
This high-end mobile device, which will sport a glitzy 12.1-megapixel camera, will be launched under the company’s latest Entertainment Unlimited umbrella sometime this year, the company said.
The new handset will be powered by the first iteration of Symbian Foundation operating system, which is based upon the 5th edition of the S60 platform, and will host a bunch of impressive features, such as a Xenon flash, commendable touch controls, as well as 16:9 wide screen viewing.
The name Idou seems to be just a placeholder and the company will rename the device closer to its launch. (Photo courtesy of Pocket-lint)
Sony Ericsson is bringing “Communication and Entertainment” together under its new initiative “Entertainment Unlimited”, as the tag would integrate Cyber-Shot imaging capabilities, the company’s Walkman music platform, Java gaming and messaging features, along with the capabilities to integrate with various home consumer devices, such as PCs, TVs, and other Hi-Fi modules.
Meanwhile, company is all set to launch its new W995 Walkman phone, which includes an 8.1-megapixel, Assisted GPS support, Wi-Fi or HSPA capabilities, and a couple impressive music features, such as 3.5mm audio jack.
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Who really needs a 12 megapixel cameraphone? The race for the device with the most pixel is rather useless given that qualitywise it come any near a true 12-megapixel digital camera, let alone a 8-megapixel one. We will be interested to find out whether Sony Ericsson releases this phone in an Android version.