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Sony Ericsson VAIO smartphone prototype from 2010
« on: November 02, 2020, 11:52:46 am »
XDA has released new photos of the unreleased Sony Ericsson VAIO smartphone which was under development in 2010, bearing a striking resemblance with the Astro:

https://www.xda-developers.com/sony-ericsson-vaio-prototype-smartphone/

 


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Re: Sony Ericsson VAIO smartphone prototype from 2010
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 12:27:54 pm »
The keyboard seems slightly odd with gaps, almost as if it could be removed and folded. I had a folding Palm keyboard a bit like that.
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Re: Sony Ericsson VAIO smartphone prototype from 2010
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 05:03:41 am »
Maybe the keyboard layout has been taken from one of a foldable keyboard to speed up development. At first I though they might be used for touch typists to recognize the keys, but then I saw the bumps on the F and J keys. BTW my Gemini doesn't have any bump on these keys, does the Cosmo have them?

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Re: Sony Ericsson VAIO smartphone prototype from 2010
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 05:22:08 am »
no bumps on the cosmo.