The World Is Not Enough, or so one James Bond flick said. Perhaps Sony Ericsson had similar thoughts when producing the Idou, a 12-megapixel camera phone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen (640×320), which is the first of many phones to be released under Sony Ericsson’s ‘Entertainment Unlimited’ category (Cybershot meets Walkman). Perhaps it’s more fitting than I intend, since Sony Ericsson has stuffed about every handset they can into the last few Bond films. The phone, which currently boasts the largest image sensor of any handset, is powered by a Symbian OS and features all the usual media playback features plus a powerful Xenon flash, WiFi, GPS and more. The name ‘Idou’, pronounced ‘eedoe’, is not the device’s final product name and currently its product page is a ‘dead end’.
You can expect the Sony Ericsson Idou to launch in the second half of this year.