SonyEricsson tease with Idou at MWC 2009
Wow. In classic SE black styling, the pre-release TEASER of this phone – currently with no product # – is definately a sure sight for sore eyes since SE loosing in sales and just rehashing more of their same Walkman line phones.
For many years SE fans have wanted the ability to choose 1 great phone and whether they want a Camera centric or Walkman centric phone. Not since the K750i/W800i did users have this choice; albeit Wotan or DaVinci Server service & software.
This baby, Idou, has it all. GPS, WiFi with UPnP support – and considering W995 Walkman feature phone suporting PS3 compatibility its possible this could to. Also this phone has a 12MegaPixel camera with LED & Xenon Flash! Its said by SE to run “The OS is next generation of Symban” which could mean Symbian-Foundations first release or S60 5th Edition. Considering the unique CyberShot and Walkman GUI layer and capabilities I’m hoping for Symbian Foundation’s first Symbian OS release. This device is slated to be released in the 2H 2009 as previously promised by SE.
Its still unclear if the SE will be using their proprietary memory (MSDuo Micro or M2) or MicroSD.
Pictures of SE Idou courtesy of Esato.com and Engadget.com – as I myself could not attend MWC_2009.