Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 prototype device images leak

By Tom Warren, on 6th Mar 11 9:42 pm with 8 Comments

Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device concept

Images of an old prototype Sony Ericsson Windows Phone device surfaced on the weekend.

The images were posted on a Chinese messaging board and appear to show an old prototype Sony Ericsson device. The device is clearly marked with “prototype – not for sale” and is running a very early beta copy of Windows Phone 7. Microsoft originally named Sony Ericsson as a launch partner when it first unveiled Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress. It has since been reported that the pair could not reach an agreement around Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE integration.

Sony Ericsson had originally planned to launch a 4″ screen device featuring a QWERTY slide-out keyboard. The project was subsequently scrapped but recent rumors suggest that Sony Ericsson may be planning a Windows Phone 7 device later this year. The leaked device, featured above, could hint at Sony’s possible form factor for a future Windows Phone device. Unfortunately as it’s only concept, we’ll never see this device in retail stores.

  • Jordy1990

    I want this, i would gladly give up my iphone 4 for this

  • Errol

    ^
    Is that the infamous JordyGFC?

  • Anonymous

    would rather see a bottom sliding keyboard.

  • Manish

    Not interested in Sony Erricson phone. Desperately waiting for Nokia WP7.

    • http://about.me/abhinavk Abhinav Kumar

      In India, only a Nokia WP7 will be the best of both worlds.

    • Manish

      I think hardware of Nokia is the best. And OS like WP7 admired by analyst is the best combnation

    • Manish

      I think hardware of Nokia is the best. And OS like WP7 admired by analyst is the best combnation

  • http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    Hurry! I want this to be my next phone.

    I “upgraded” a good Sony Ericsson phone for an Android model, but it was more like a downgrade — Android is very disappointing:

    http://www.timacheson.com/Blog/2010/jul/android_review