Looks like Sony Ericsson is working on an Android based phone, which sports a five-inch (!) screen with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. After sliding the keyboard out, the screen is automatically inclined at a certain angle, a la the N97, for the viewing pleasure of the user. According to Engadget, the tipster who tipped them with this piece of information also said that the phone is running on Android 2.1.
The phone is still in development stage, where all the low-level drivers of the phone are being tested. The tipster also said that Sony internally does not have any plans to start working on Android OS v2.2 soon. If this piece of news is true, then Sony Ericsson is surely making a big mistake here. Even though, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has been selling briskly, the older version of Android OS surely has made a dent on its sales figure.
Sony Ericsson is expected to release the Android v2.1 update for Xperia X10 by the end of this year.