Project Rachael: Sony Ericsson Android Phone Teased

Sony Ericsson said that its first Android smartphone will be unveiled on November 3, but there’s already enough information.

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The wait for the Sony Ericsson Android phone may finally be over. Sony Ericsson said that its first Android smartphone will be unveiled on November 3, but there’s already enough information. According to Android Guys, the Sony Ericsson Infinity has a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a whopping 4.1-inch OLED touch screen and an 8.1-megapixel camera (with touch focus, smile shutter, face detection and ISO settings). Those are some nice numbers and figures, but what will really seal the deal is the Infinity’s custom user interface, code named “Project Rachael.”

Project Rachael, which you can see in this YouTube video is pretty airy. At the top level, you can swipe between a few different home pages, such as one for weather, another for photos and another for contacts. There are also four hot buttons at the bottom for common functions, such as the phone dialer and text messaging. Swiping upwards along that bottom bar pulls up a full selection of apps, arranged in a grid similar to that of the iPhone. There also appears to be some neat Facebook, Twitter and text message integration built right into your contacts list. [SonyEricsson via AndroidandMe]

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