In the early part of January, we saw what was reportedly the Sony Ericsson MT27i, or Pepper, revealed on camera. It was a device up until that point that had only been rumored about, and never caught on camera. That changed then, but that was the last we heard about the unannounced handset. There were plenty of suggestions that the device would be part of Sony’s announcement event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it never happened.
But for those of you out there who were interested in the handset, don’t fret. While the rumor mill has been quiet regarding the new device, it doesn’t look like it has been forgotten. The very first change you’ll notice on the banner above, is the fact that the ‘Ericsson’ part of the branding has been removed. An unsurprising move, to be sure, but it’s still noteworthy.
As far as features go, nothing has changed as far as unsubstantiated claims go. It’s still rumored to feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, with a resolution of 480 x 854. There’s supposedly a 1GHz dual-core processor under the hood, and there’s a 5MP rear-facing camera. It is said to feature 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage. There’s no word on which version of Android this device will be running out of the box, but this new wallpaper does point out that the device will be featuring NFC support.
It’s good to see the Pepper is still around, but we’ll be more excited when Sony unveils an official launch date.
via Xperia Blog