X10 mini + Walkman – Android = Sony Ericsson Yendo

Jonathan Morris
June 16, 2010

While it definitely looks like an X10 mini, the Yendo isn’t running Android OS. It is using Sony Ericsson’s own non-smartphone user interface, which has been given the look and feel of the Xperia models with the new blue/white theme. It even retains the four-corner UI design from the X10 mini, X10 mini pro and X8.

The camera is cut from 5 to 2-megapixels, although it still has the same QVGA (240×320 pixel) touchscreen display, and is now a 2G (GSM) only phone. This is in keeping with the company strategy to keep the Walkman (and Cyber-shot) brands pitched at the lower end of the market. However, the phone still includes

The phone will come with a revamped Walkman player that supports full touch control, a new touch controlled TrackID application and MediaGo, which lets you manage music from a PC.

The Yendo will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, social networking apps for Facebook, Twitter and MySpace and measure 93.5x52x15.8mm (81g), with shipping from Q3.

Depending on network distribution, the phone will be available in a range of colours that include; black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white and yellow.


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