Well, that didn't take long. No sooner than CEO Hideki Komiyama says there's "some time to go" before SE puts out an Android device we get word that we could possibly see a phone on the Orange network by the end of the year.

From Digitimes:

The Commercial Times quoted market sources citing internal documents at Europe-based carrier Orange which indicate that Sony Ericsson and Orange will jointly launch Android phones in time for the 2009 year-end holiday season.

Looks like there may be stockings filled with little Android phones after all.