Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo comes out of hiding

It's not just Sony Ericsson's PlayStation phone that is sneaking out--we're also catching sight of another Android device called the Xperia Neo.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Android Community

Sony Ericsson is busting out all over in the run up to Mobile World Congress. First, the company teased us with a peek at the long-awaited Xperia Play , and now we catch a glimpse of another handset called the Xperia Neo.

Android Community posted photos today of a candy bar smartphone that looks not unlike the new Xperia Arc. Like the Arc, the Neo should run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though on a slightly smaller 4-inch touch screen. On the outside it also promises Mini-HDMI and Micro-USB ports.

According to Android Central, other features should include a 1Ghz Qualcomm processor, 512 MB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.

Sony Ericsson kicks off Mobile World Congress next Sunday, February 13 with a press conference at a nightclub in Barcelona. CNET will be there so be sure check back at 9 a.m. PT for full coverage. Though anything could happen, it's pretty clear that we'll see both the Xperia Play and the Xperia Neo.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.


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