Sony Ericsson seems to be churning out quite a few Android handsets as of late, and their latest unannounced device, the MT15i, was just given the hands-on treatment. The device, which looks to be the same device as the Hallon that leaked last month, managed to impress Eldar Murtazin quite a bit, especially with its front-facing camera and high-res display. Still, Murtazin described the MT15i as "mid-range," which could mean that we'll be seeing it launch at a more affordable price point than the typical $199.99 tag that smartphones often carry (if it ends up launching here, that is). Specs for this handset include an 854x480 display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7630 processor, Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM, 1500mAh battery, and Gingerbread.
Keeping up with the SE news, the company has announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2010. The biggest news to be found is the fact that Sony Ericsson managed to ship its nine millionth XPERIA phone during the quarter, although actual XPERIA sales numbers were nowhere to be found. Total handset sales for all of 2010 reached 43.1 million, although that's a 24 percent decrease from SE's 57.1 million devices sold in 2009.
Even if Murtazin describes the MT15i as a mid-range phone, it still sounds pretty impressive to me. What surprised me most about the device is that it's running Android 2.3, just like the PlayStation Phone and the XPERIA Arc. The company had a hard time updating its phones to Eclair not that long ago, so I'm pretty excited to see them pumping out great-looking devices with the latest version of Android, which is something that not many other manufacturers can claim right now. Looks like SE is keeping their promise of an awesome 2011.