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Mysterious Xperia duo shows up with edge-to-edge screen

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 Its line-up in 2010 was underwhelming, with devices running superseded versions of the Android OS on tired hardware. 2011 has seen a marked turnaround in the quality of its hardware, which are also running the most recent releases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]




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  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    -3

    Is Apple


    going to copycat this Sony Xperia with it's edge to edge screen??


    Drroid!

    - Sent from my Android Device.

  1. Fonejacker

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2010

    +1

    wrenchy

    since most companies copy Apple's designs and colour schemes. You can get the following colours for irons, for christ sake (Strawberry,Tangerine, Blueberry, Grape, Lime). It will be about time Apple "copied" the enormous effort, and the huge R&D that has gone into edge-to-edge screens. Most smartphones look the same to me. But I will be buying 3 iPhone 4GS's or iPhone5's, whatever Apple will call it in September, for me, my partner, and my daughter. As we can tell the difference between the genuine article, ie the real McCoy, or McKoy (for the copycats) and same cheap s*** copy lookalike.

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