updated 05:05 pm EDT, Sat November 5, 2011
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD seen live
Sony Ericsson's Nozomi has been given its first live outing in an iAndroid sighting that has since gone down. The phone, now thought to be called the Xperia Arc HD, earns its name from the very sharp 4.3-inch, 720p screen that will put it on par with the HTC Rezound and other rivals. Also seen were a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, likely a Snapdragon, that was enough to get a moderately fast 1,800-point Quadrant benchmark score.
Some details were left unmentioned, such as the camera resolutions. Past tips have had it carrying a 12-megapixel rear camera along with its front camera, and it's presumed the faster processor will give it 1080p video recording. It may ship with an outdated Android 2.3.5, although it has a newer-looking version of Sony Ericsson's Timescape interface.
If in keeping with what Sony did this year, the Xperia Arc HD could be unveiled in January at CES and ship within a few months. If not, the company might want to wait until Mobile World Congress in late February. [via Just Another Mobile Phone Blog]