Sony Ericsson Debuts Xperia Pureness Phone With A Transparent Screen

Sony Ericsson has finally unveiled its ultra cool phone otherwise known as Xperia Pureness that introduces the world first see-through screen.

We first met Xperia Pureness when it was known as Kiki back in July when SE said it was a "purity product".

Little is known about the device. It has a candy bar format similar to the C-series (C903 or C502) and unlike the LG Crystal Handset, it is the screen (rather than the keyboard) which is transparent.

German website Areamobile managed to get a few photos of the device, notably one where it is directly over an iPhone.

There aer a few things we can guess from them; the screen is not totally transparent looking. It can only display shades of grey (no colour and we're not sure it can support video).

It comes with Bluetooth and the power unit as well as the SIM card slot, are found on the side. No sign of any memory card slot anywhere. Sony Ericsson has chosen a very edgy design with sharp ends, similar to the X3 and the X6.

Curiously, the keypad buttons appear to be either optical or touch sensitive and we haven't seen any directional buttons at all. How users will control the phone's menu remains to be seen.

Pureness is expected to debut in November 2009 with a still-to-be determined price. It is likely to end up more as a curiosity than a proper usable smartphone.

Our Comments

According to Sony Ericsson's Press release, "Xperia Pureness approaches the mobile phone as a work of art rather than technology. The company's designers aimed to sculpt an object of design that reflected the purity of water and a sense of calmness when not in use."

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