Sony Ericsson ‘Hallon’ caught in the wild?

by X10 on December 27, 2010

in News

HallonIt looks like that yet another member of Sony Ericsson’s next-gen Xperia range has already been snapped. We wonder if there’ll be any surprises left by the time MWC comes around at the current rate. The handset codenamed Hallon is believed to be the Vivaz successor, but instead of Symbian it is rumoured to run Android 2.3 on the MSM7230 processor.

The design seems slightly unusual in our eyes as it has a lot of space dedicated to a front-facing camera. This could mean a high-resolution module used for HD video chat, but some people are suggesting it could even be a pico projector! Have a closer look after the break and judge for yourself.




Via Pocketnow and Esato.

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alfonso Martinez December 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I love SE, esp the design they did with my X10 and my gf’s X10miniPro, but cmon, why switch up the button functions again? hopefully they will finally standardize that stuff.

2 Lollylost100 December 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Very nice, although not the final device :).

3 Rod M. December 27, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Nice, hope they will priced it competitively…

4 John December 27, 2010 at 11:57 AM

First? 🙂

5 Zaryab December 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM


6 InSaiyanOne December 27, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I agree with Alfonso on the buttons…then again we have devs that can remap them for us. I like the idea of finally having a front facing camera. I still have a sore spot after the late/behind the industry updates to the X10…I don’t think I’m going to bet on SE in a phone fight anytime soon.

7 Ihor P. December 27, 2010 at 12:49 PM

@Alfonso Martinez
Yeah – design for Xperia line is really amazing 🙂

8 DerekNobuyuki December 27, 2010 at 3:59 PM

The same people who have picasa photos with this phone also have photos with an Xperia SO-01c

As much as I like my Xperia SO-01b, the industrial design of this hallon raspberry phone are not so appealing

9 venki December 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

iam gonna ask you SONY ERICSSON some questions.
answer these if you were born to a single dad. you know that samsung did nt even promise with its
galaxy s that they will provide 2.3 in the future during the launch of the phone but they are giving 2.3 you know that htc didnt even promise to give 2.2,2.3 to all their devices but they are giving to their phones. you know that dell streak ,motorola updated tjeir phones to 2.2 and will provide 2.3 to some of their phones. you people know the value of money as you people kept huge price tag for your fucking phone.

10 someone December 27, 2010 at 4:36 PM


u will not get any answer from SE here . but u have reason to be happy cause ur X10 work good , but my X2 is VERY VERY BAD phone , my X2 not work even as JAVA phone . and i will not buy again SE phone .

11 goku December 27, 2010 at 4:39 PM

looks alot like the anzu if im honest, still it should be better than the x10

12 Asad Mulla December 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

When SE said “we want to be the number one Android seller” what I think they meant was they want to sell as much quantity of mid range phones and not the Number one top rated Android device. It looks like there just launching as many android devices as they came get out of the factory. some current non SE devices are better than forth coming top spec SE devices.

13 Lol December 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Venki shut ur hole please and stopping having a big fat rage!!

Some motorola phones are still stuck on android 1.5, why the hell haven’t you mentioned that! And who says that all sony ericsson phones are expensive ha? You’re probably too poor to even afford the x8.

Go answer your own stupid questions as it’s obvious you had no mother to bring you up, only your wife bashing dad.

14 swapniladsure December 27, 2010 at 6:23 PM

@asad mulla i am totaly agree that “launching as many android devices as they came get out of the factory. some current non SE devices are better than forth coming top spec SE devices.”
sony ericsson guys must support x10 user at least upto android 2.3..
do you know guys my dad using htc magic vodafone which is directly updated from 1.6 to 2.2 last week..
Htc guys are rocking and i think HTC is the top android and windows based company in the start its business with the collaboration O2 , jasjar and now HTC is big brand .
i think i am going to buy my next phone is from HTC..

15 Professor X December 27, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Hilarious how people have suddenly started screaming about 2.3 now,, now they know its out there.

16 Drakrozz December 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM


that cellphone looks awful

si alguien aqui habla español o es de méxico talvez sepa que la palabra hallon recuerda a la palabra jalon que a su vez recuerda a jalada la cual significa masturbacion XD

17 Sony Ericsson December 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM

@ venki: We would love to answer your questions, however none of us in the PR department were born to single dads. WE ARE HEARTFULLY SAYING: NO NEED TO SHOUT!

18 majuro December 27, 2010 at 10:20 PM

SE needs to stop building different kinds of Android phones and release just 2 in a given year (high-end and economical) with a lot of software and accessory support. Xperia needs to have some sort of direct phone-to-tv connectivity wirelessly or via data cable.

19 kaka December 28, 2010 at 12:58 AM

guys please open your eyes it’s true that I prefere my x10 to my syster’s galaxy s but the lack of multitouch and the version of android are big problems I really want to switch for one of those 3 SE phones but if it means having the ancient samsung like update (se’s promises aren’t respected since 2009) I won’t take any of those

20 kaka December 28, 2010 at 1:01 AM

the menu in the first picture remind me of x10mini’s one will it supporte the 4 corner UI ?

21 Sony Ericsson December 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM


go engineer your own phone if you think we’re bad, think it’s easy, let’s see you make a phone that runs at least a 1.5 android system. Bet you can’t even do it in 2 years, by then, people will have android 5.x.
(piece of s***)

22 fact is fact December 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM

What’s the problem with all you kids and children?? SE are releasing new devices with multi touch and 2.3 android! This means you will get the latest and greatest technology ( software + hardware).

So please grow up and get a life, if you don’t like se phones go for samsung or lg or even don’t buy any phone, I couldn’t care less really! Yes we know that many of you are angry because SE were slow with their android devices but now things will change, just wait and see.

And yes at least SE are kind enough to upgrade to 2.1 and maybe 2.2 in the future. moto and samsung still have devices with 1.5 and 1.6 !! So believe me no one is perfect.

23 se1 December 28, 2010 at 12:23 PM

exactly! these other companies still have phones on 1.6 and you guys are moaning about 2.1 when next year you can see the good phones they are preparing idiots

24 swapniladsure December 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM

@Sony ericsson and SE1…
let me tell you guys not a single phone from HTC is on 1.6…
the htc magic (g2) which was on 1.6 but last week htc released direct 2.2 android update for htc magic htc hero is also going to update..and legent update of 2.2 is out
even htc wildfire update 2.2 is out in uk and soon in other countries..
so let me tell you all sony guys ur programmer are really dump..and u sony eric guy only wana make profits by selling new new phone..your not interested in giveing support to ur older customer which is hard sony lover…but now a days ur loosing your royal customer…

25 Alex December 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM

“Hallon” = “Raspberry” (Swedish). Hope it’s a WIP name. 😀

And im not totally digging the rounded top/bottom, but if needs to be done that way to gives us more fluff then why not.

26 C.T.T. December 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM

yeah,amazing design for U series too

27 steve December 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM

phone companies are putting too many phones out in a year now and then considering the software for the future would makle more sense to do what apple do create one phone a year hype it up and not lose concentration on software makes less hassle and more time to sort out dodgy software problems.

28 fact is fact December 28, 2010 at 5:06 PM

My penis is 1.6 mm. When im hard its 2.1, but thats good enough for me, I dont need 2.2

29 Jem_Jem December 28, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I am really excited about the upcoming Xperia models. Especially Anzu. Hopefully it will be shipped with Android 2.3. By the way If you want to be always up to date with new Android versions go and get a Nexus S. I have used Nexus one for 6 months and I got Froyo at the end of May. All of the other phone manufacturers work at least 2-3 Months until they update their phones to new Android versions. So? So SE rules:)

30 kiukiu December 28, 2010 at 6:03 PM

a pro version with a keyboard ? maybe?

31 Allen December 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM


Please i need ur help after upgrading my sony Xperia X10 to Version 2.1 i had a problem which is ( bluetooth not turning on anymore )
its giving me like turning on notice but never turn on it directly going off in less than a moment
Pleeeeease guide me to solve this problem

thank youzzzzzzz

32 draft_life December 29, 2010 at 12:16 AM

So what is difference between Anzu and Hallon?
Phone size? LCE size? just only these?
SE strategy is too much awesome, I cannot understand their strategy because I’m dummy. LOL

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