February 4, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
You might remember that mobile insider Eldar Murtazin previewed a Sony Ericsson handset called MT15i a few weeks ago. It’s an upcoming Gingerbread device with a 4-inch FWVGA Reality Display touchscreen featuring Sony’s Bravia engine, a 1GHz MSM7630 CPU, and an Adreno 205 graphics processor.
Murtazin thoroughly enjoyed the device – particularly its 8MP camera, and he praised Sony Ericsson’s latest Android efforts, saying the company: “has developed and is about to launch truly cutting edge devices and … has almost nothing to fear in the hardware department as well.”
TechRadar in the UK has just given us another preview of the device, and it now has a proper name: the Sony Ericsson Neo (probably not related to the protagonist of the Matrix movies). TechRadar is also impressed with the device, saying it has a “a whopping great front facing camera”, a nice “human curvature” form factor and they generally describe it as a well-built phone. Furthermore, SE’s criticized Android customizations are now according to TechRadar useful and not too intrusive.
Do you think Sony Ericsson will manage to redeem itself this year, and become a top-seller of Android phones? We’ll get a lot more info about the Neo at MWC in a couple of weeks.