Sony Ericsson unveils 12MP touchscreen “Idou” at Mobile World Congress!

sony-ericsson-iduo-5Mobile World Congress is definitely the right place to launch a new high-end touchscreen handset, and Sony Ericsson knows how to play this game to a “t.” We hit the Opium Cinema in Barcelona, home of the Mobile World Congress 2009, thinking we were going to put hands on some of Sony Ericsson’s new handsets. Little did we know that Sony Ericsson was going to announce a brand new Symbian-powered touchscreen handset with a 12-megapixel camera!

Introducing the Symbian-powered Sony Ericsson “Idou” (rhymes with “doodoo”).

So new it doesn’t even have an official model name, the Sony Ericsson Idou spec-sheet includes class-leading features like a 12-megapixel camera (no sony-ericsson-iduo-6CyberShot) with Xenon flash, 3.5-inch widescreen touchscreen display, and DLNA-compatible WiFi and GPS receivers. And, to top it all off, the Sony Ericsson Idou is powered by what will be known as the Symbian Foundation OS – based on the Symbian platform and Nokia’s Symbian S60 UI and should make for a user experience not too unlike the current S60 5th Edition OS.

Not much else is known about the Sony Ericsson Idou at this point. Thanks to our friends at Mobile Burn, we can tell you that it feels downright solid in the hand – which makes sense for a high-end cameraphone from Sony Ericsson. Generous use of brushed metal hammers home the Sony Ericsson Idou’s place as a class-leader, not just in the feature-set, but also in aesthetics. Really, it’s a pretty looking piece of kit.

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Full details and availability/pricing information is expected to go public around Summer of 2009, so don’t go expecting to see this 12-megapixel monster of a cameraphone hitting market before end-of-2009, if that.

Full picture gallery after the video.

  • bretzel

    its IDOU not IDUO !!!! SHAME ON YOU ! LOL

  • ido

    lets start a giveaway…”If youre name is Ido, you get a free Idou”

    where do i sign up?

  • sinan`

    when this mobile it will be available ?????? I am waiting this mobile from 4 months ago

  • tej

    it is the hottest mobile i have ever seen..
    i wud like to know its price and features

  • prosenjit

    What is the price of the phone in Indian currency and whether it is avaiable in market

  • arslan

    is this cell is available in pakistan.if it is then how much it costs in rupees

  • Uttam Jyoti Borah

    Very nice phone with a develope camera.what abt the price and its inbuilt memory?

  • ur dad

    so worst phn i hve ever seen i mah lyf

  • joo

    its a great phone, and i know its out of my range!
    hope i will be able to buy it in my life.

  • tanmay

    its a very good phone to look at…..
    i want to know when it will available in india
    and the price……

  • jignesh

    What is a price of Sony Ericsson unveils 12MP touchscreen “Idou” at Mobile World Congress ?

  • jignesh

    What is the price of the phone in Indian currency and whether it is avaiable in market

  • MUNNA

    i am unable to buy this mobile in india please tell me where can i get this my contact number is 09703791199

    • INFO_MTKN

      YOU CAN BUY THIS MOBILE IN PAKISTAN EASILY

  • sandeep

    hi
    this is sandeep from india and i am freak of sony mobile .. i am student from an average family but the technology that sony provide.. will always attract to me to buy sony mobbile .. so i purchase sony 910i mobile with my pocket money and earning… and that was reliable to me..
    but this latest phone attract to me like a bug … but alas it will take minimum one year more to purchase to this phone…

  • Massom khan–Atiqullah khan

    hi massom khan cheack this mobile set if u like’s him i will buy this.
    Atiqullah khan—–Massom khan—– Muneer ahmad khan
    Ismail khan—- Sanaullah khan.

  • noura

    nice mobile i would like to get it but!!! i dont know whats his price sooo ….get it

  • santhosh kumar.M

    WHAT'S COST OF THIS MOBILE

  • Santhosh.M

    send cost of Idou mobile

  • eric coleman

    i want to buy Sony Ericsson 12MP touchscreen Idou how will get it ,and how much does it cost?

    • Online.Moderator

      £189.99

  • Anna Marie

    how much?/

  • Anna_rr16

    how much in peso????

  • Anonymous

    The great news is Ericsson is updating their OS now. It Looks nice and operate fast but the most important factor is the 12 mega pixel camera and the price.

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