Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Windows Phone 7 based Sony Ericsson Xperia X7 and X7 mini coming in Q1 2011?

, posted: 15-Nov-2010 14:59

News has been floating around various gadget blogs today regarding new Windows Phone 7 devices from Sony Ericsson. While it's been confirmed by Sony Ericsson that their focus for 2011 will be on Windows Phone 7 and Android, there have been no official announcements regarding WP7 handsets.

The images are fairly self explanatory since they include apparent device specs. What is unusual and makes the specs more likely to be bogus are certain specs such dual-core 1.2ghz CPU in the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7, and the higher spec camera in the likely lower cost x7 mini handset (10.1 megapixel).

Interesting facts about the Qualcomm MSM8260 chipset supposedly included in the X7 would suggest this handset might be destined for US carriers Verizon and Sprint due it's support of CDMA support. More here about the chipset from a mid-year press release from Qualcomm: "The MSM8260 for HSPA+ and MSM8660 for multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000? 1xEV-DO Rev. B feature two enhanced CPU cores running at up to 1.2GHz for high levels of Web application and multimedia performance, including a powerful GPU with 3D/2D acceleration engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays."

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