updated 01:00 pm EST, Wed February 6, 2008
Two Sony Ericsson leaks
Early images have purportedly leaked for two upcoming Sony Ericsson cellphones, each using a codename based on a woman tennis player. Of the two the Alona may be the most significant, as its design varies radically from that of most modern phones from the company. Externally the phone bears more similarities to LG phones such as the Shine and the Chocolate, complete with the latter's red music controls. Internally it more closely resembles some Japanese phones, with a white surface and a deeply-recessed numeric keypad.
The Bei Bei however is in keeping with traditional Sony Ericsson designs, and is said to use the UIQ 3.2 interface, Walkman software from the W960, and hardware features such as a radio and a five-megapixel camera. It is expected to debut at next week's 3GSM conference in Barcelona.