First Sony Ericsson Windows phone, or a load of old rubbish?

Right then, second rumour of the day, and this one is about Sony Ericsson. Or Sony, as they’re soon to be known, I suppose. But since the phone in question says Sony Ericsson on it, I’m going to go with that. Anyway, enough with the preamble, what’s the crack?

Well, apparently, pics of the very first Sony Ericsson Windows phone have surfaced online. Or rather, I should say, purported pics of the very first Sony Ericsson Windows phone have surfaced online. They come courtesy of NokiaWP.net (lol, Sony Ericsson phone leaked on a site dedicated to Nokia), but as with any rumour, we need to think about these pics sceptically. And so, once again, we must ask: genuine or cobblers?

Well, my gut instinct is to note how very, very easy it is to knock together an image like this in Photoshop. I’m not saying that’s what has happened, here, but I am saying that it’d be easy to do that, if someone felt like it. Not that they necessarily have. But they could have done. But they might not have done.

Good, I’m glad that’s cleared up.

So, yeah, what we have here is purportedly a Sony Ericsson phone, running the Windows Phone OS. Granted, we can’t see it actually running that OS, but we can see the three standard Windows Phone soft-keys, below the screen. It also looks to be chunkier than the average phone, which implies a QWERTY keyboard lurking in there. I have to say, though, that I still remain sceptical, not least because Sony Ericsson have said in the past that they’re utterly committed to Android.

We shall see what happens, but for now, my opinion is that, without corroborating evidence, this leak is cobblers…

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