Happy 4th to all our American readers – Sony Ericsson is helping you celebrate by way of a leaked internal document for the Sony Ericsson “Rachael” which is rumored to run Android and is clearly branded as an XPERIA handset:
If what we’re hearing about the specs on this thing are true – they’ll blow all of the existing Android phones out of the water from a pure power hardware perspective. It’ll pack a 1GHz Qualcomm Snap Dragon processor, HSPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/second and advanced 3D graphic rendering capabilities. An 8MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack and MiniUSB connectivity certainly don’t hurt the cause.
You can’t just load a phone with powerful specs and expect it to sell – it still has to work well, feel good, be ergonomically sound and integrate well with the software. But from the looks of it, Sony Ericsson has hit a homerun with the specs and the design looks great. Android fans have been looking for something this powerful for quite awhile so lets hope Sony Ericsson can stay on the straight and narrow and announce this thing later in 2009 as the sources predict.
The phone’s codename is Rachael but that is only a codename. It is clearly branded Xperia and you would expect them to go the same route Samsung has gone with the Omnia… Xperia 2, Xperia Lite, Xperia Pro, Xperia Android, etc… so I think we’ll see this phone be called Xperia with a trailing adjective. Any guesses as to what that might be?