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Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot Android phone inadequately snapped in the wild

Sony Ericsson may be working on an Android-powered Cyber-shot mobile phone, as a blurry photo of a possible prototype leaks online.

Sony Ericsson could be working on an Android-powered Cyber-shot phone to go with its Walkman phone and PlayStation phone. That's if blurry photos of a possible prototype spotted by Pocket-Now can be believed.

We do love a blurry shot of a yet to be released gadget. It makes us feel like spies. Is it for real? Has someone been mucking about with Photoshop? Why do these photos look as if they've been snapped with a first-generation iPhone? How difficult can it be to get an in-focus shot of the damn thing?

We have as few answers to those questions as we do about the rumoured phone. If you look towards the bottom of the handset, you can just make out 'Cyber-shot', and the absence of buttons would lead us to deduce this is a touchscreen affair.

Hardly surprising. We're all about touchscreens and really like Son Eric's Arc -- it's the best of an otherwise uninspiring crowd of recent Sony Ericsson handsets.

Does the Cyber-shot name still inspire the great British buying public? Things have moved on since the C903 and it's getting harder to find a smart phone that doesn't feature a decent camera. The Arc and Xperia X10 have whopping 8.1-megapixel cameras, as do the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Desire S, to name but a few.

If the Cyber-shot is to live up to its reputation, Sony will have to pull something pretty special out of the bag. But let's not forget Sony isn't a newbie camera maker.

It's perhaps a tad early to get properly excited about an unspecific phone. We expect at least a shot of its backside and a fuzzy image of it running Android, ideally held by an unidentifiable hand, before we start jumping up and down.