The Sony Ericsson Anzu

Not a lot to go on here, but that's supposedly the Sony Ericsson Anzu -- slated for a Q1 2011 launch, Gingerbread on board (yes the screenshot shows Eclair), 4.3-inch screen, HDMI out and is "very, very slim."

Anyone who has used any of SE's phones knows that the build quality and materials are absolutely top-notch. (see our X10 review).  The phones are amazing to hold and use, but the software and time to market leave a lot to be desired.  Let's hope SE learns from past mistakes, and gets this beauty (as spec'ed) out come late winter.  In the meantime, let's analyze and tear apart this rumor in the forums! [Xperia X10 blog via @tejstar]

 
There are 6 comments

kinster02 says:

1st, It maybe good but no Sony for me, i'll stick with htc.

icebike says:

There comes a point where very very thin is not a good thing. It becomes impossible to hold on your shoulder with your head, (we are already there with most smartphones) and becomes very susceptible to bending/breaking.

There is a story on iPhone 4 breakage on Tipb about breakage, some of which is due to the extra thin design.

aaronwe says:

If you think this thing will ship with Gingerbread, I'm a pastry chef.

The screenshots have *Eclair* on them now. Given Sony's track record, a Gingerbread upgrade will be available roughly when Jellybean ships.

darkmax says:

Wow... already?! SE is going to have to convince a hell lot of people to start buying their products again....

What? It'll ship with gingerbread, yet not have a dedicated search button? Didn't this start becoming standard on Android phones shipping with at least Eclair? I'm really confused.

Smokexz says:

I have an iPod touch 2g, jesus christ that thing is so thin I hate it! I like a little thickness, the G2 is the thickest I can go.