The first picture of the Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat, one of the three handsets to be unveiled at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by Sony Ericsson (soon to be simply Sony), has emerged online courtesy of XperiaBlog.net.
The phone is likely to replace the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray and has a similar form factor. The phone is rumoured to offer GLONASS navigation support, sport the Sony brand at launch (and the name Xperia U), have a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz (a Qualcomm Snapdragon model we believe), a five megapixel camera and a 3.5-inch 854x480 pixel screen resolution.
The two other handsets expected to be launched at MWC include the Nypon and the Pepper, but neither of them is expected to sport a quad core processor or a screen with an HD ready resolution.
Sony Ericsson will be holding a press conference on Sunday 26th February in Barcelona, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress with the "latest news" on their "Xperia smartphone portfolio and strategy".
Last year's Sony Ericsson event was dominated by the Xperia Play, the first Playstation Certified smartphone, which failed to ignite sales, with the device being available late last year for around £150.