updated 11:20 pm EDT, Fri June 17, 2011
Xperia duo first dual-core Sony Ericsson phone?
A picture has surfaced from China of the rumored Sony Ericsson Xperia duo. Although the authenticity of the phone is difficult confirm, it bares a resemblance to the Xperia arc, albeit with what appears to be a larger 4.5-inch edge-to-edge display. It is known that Sony Ericsson has trademarked the Xperia duo name, which is thought to refer to the inclusion of a dual-core processor. If so, it would be the first Sony Ericsson handset to sport dual-core power.
The phone captured in the image also appears to have a redesigned Xperia interface. It is apparent that the weather widget has been modified, while a short-cut to media controls now sits underneath the main dock icons.
Sony Ericsson has been working hard to revamp its Android phone line-up this year. Its line-up in 2010 was underwhelming, with devices running superseded versions of the Android OS on tired hardware. 2011 has seen a marked turnaround in the quality of its hardware, which are also running the most recent releases Android. [via Phone Arena]