Sony Ericsson Yendo pushed back to February

Touchscreen Walkman phone hits the skids

First finger-friendly Walkman was unveiled way back in June.

Chances are you’ve forgotten the Sony Ericsson Yendo. The touchscreen Walkman phone, the first in Sony’s vintage music range to feature a proddable panel, was unveiled in June. However, its release has now been pushed back until February next year.

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The reason? Well, one Sony Ericsson exec says it’s not happy with the current version of the software. The phone uses a similar ‘four corner’ UI to the mobile maker’s Android phones, a smart system which works well.

While this is an admittedly basic phone, we’re talking 2.6-inch screen, a lack of 3G, a simply 2MP camera and Walkman software, this does not show Sony Ericsson in the best light. The Japanese-Swedish tech giant is already suffering thanks to its failure to roll out up-to-the-minute updates to its Android lineup.

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Via Unwired View