Believe it or not, I’m really starting to not like Sony Ericsson. They have the capabilities to make really, really good phones, but they manage to completely stuff then up on launch with hardware & software limitations. The Sony Ericsson Anzu is the next generation of SE devices and is rumoured to be out Q1 2011 running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and featuring a 4.3″ display & HMDI out. That news just made me even angrier at Sony Ericsson than I already am, why aim to bring Gingerbread to a newer device, when you have a perfectly alright device in the Xperia X10 that’s yet to be updated to Android 2.1, for goodness sake.
I think what they’re trying to do here is limit the X10 Series to Android 2.1, then next generation devices such as the Anzu will be limited to Honeycomb so people have to continually purchase new phones. I personally think this is against the whole idea of Android, which should be keeping your phones, especially Sony Ericsson devices, updated to the latest version of Android that they can handle, and I’m fairly sure the Xperia X10 is more than capable of pushing beyond Gingerbread also. Oh yeah, and no doubt the Anzu won’t have multi touch either.