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Sony Ericsson Hallon appears in spy shots - Anzu too?

The forthcoming Sony Ericsson Hallon
The forthcoming Sony Ericsson Hallon

You remember a few days ago when TechRadar told you that Sony Ericsson was planning two new devices - the Hallon and the Anzu? Well, spy shots have emerged of phones that looks surprisingly like at least one of them.

The first is the Hallon, and fits perfectly with the information our well-placed source gave us - it's a Sony Ericsson Vivaz rebooted with improved hardware (ie a capacitive screen) and Android 2.3.

The top of the phone houses the microUSB slot as well as a curved exterior, mimicking the 'human curvature' design of the Vivaz, so it's almost certain we'll be seeing this at Mobile World Congress.

Is that you, Anzu?

The next phone was snapped in China, and while we're waiting for the Anzu to rear its head, it's unlikely that this is the one given the smaller screen.

The mystery phone has been tipped to come with a 3-inch screen - much smaller than the Anzu's reported 4-inch effort, and also comes with a superb graphic processing and benchmark score - is this a PSP Phone sidekick?

Given Sony Ericsson looks likely to be opening an Android gaming portal called Xperia Play that seems a real possibility - roll on MWC when all these mysteries should be uncovered.

Via PocketNow and Engadget

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.