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First non-branded Sony Ericsson Android mobile phone leaks, with only the Sony name

Sony Ericsson news website SEMC Blog has published pictures of the first Sony branded handset, with the code name of Nyphon.

SEMB Blog has obtained these pictures from the Chinese mobile phone news website http://mobile.it168.com/, where the images clearly show the Sony LT22, code named ‘Nyphon', with only the Sony name.

Sony announced at the end of October that the company is buying Ericsson out of its share of the joint Swedish-Japanese mobile phone manufacturing venture, for 1.05 billion Euros.

This leaked Sony LT22 ‘Nyphon' could very well be the very first handset to arrive solely under the Sony name, in a mobile that reportedly has a 1GHz dual-core U8500 chipset from ST-Ericsson.

This is along with a 4-inch qHD touch screen, an 8 megapixel camera with the Exmor R sensor that features in their other handsets, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The website has noted that Sony Ericsson as a brand will be phased out by June 2012, where the Sony branded devices will be seen soon. ITProPortal believes we could be seeing these own-named devices as early as Mobile World Congress, at the end of February.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.