New pictures of ‘new’ Sony Ericsson Windows Phone confirms it is the old one

se1se4 have released some more pictures of their Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype, and the pictures confirm the handset is the same as the cancelled device which first leaked in March 2011.

A picture of the device booting up also proves the handset is not running Mango, but an older version of Windows Phone, as it still has the round Windows Phone logo. This should disabuse people of the notion that the device is still under development.

The Sony Ericsson Julie would have been one of the better keyboarded Windows Phone 7 handsets, with 16 GB storage and a reasonable 4 inch screen, which makes it a pity it was never released.

By today’s standards however the handset will at the very least need a thinner form factor.

Sony Ericsson (now just Sony) has just suffered a 20% YoY drop in phone sales in the 4th quarter due to intense competition in the Android sphere, where only Samsung appearing to be doing very well.  Maybe it is time for Sony Ericsson to rethink their Android-only strategy.

See more pictures at here.

Thanks Juddy for the tip.

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