New Android Codename Leak Shows Sony Planning Busy 2012

Sony kicked off 2012 in style with the announcement of the Xperia S, previously known as the Nozomi, and the Xperia Ion during CES last week, but it appears this was just the beginning of their plans for the coming year.

leaked Sony price list has revealed a collection of codenames for as yet unannounced devices, along with some that are more familiar. The document apparently originates in India, and the high prices listed suggest devices of all types, all of which  based on Google Android according to the source.

The first three phones listed are familiar to us, as we’ve talked about the LT22i Nypon (also known as the Nyphon) and MT27i Pepper before. They’re joined by the ST25i Kumquat, which also made its first appearance on film this week, showing up in a group photo of Sony Ericsson handsets.

According to GSMArena, the Kumquat will have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a NovaThor processor and a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording. The same picture also includes another look at the Nypon.

Returning to the list, there are two particularly high-priced devices which standout, codenamed Hayabusa and Mint, costing 493 and 562 euros respectively. Other codenames currently not associated with any hardware include the Atlas, the Tapioca, the Olive and the Lotus.

We may get the chance to put faces to these names before Mobile World Congress rolls around at the end of February, but regardless whether we do or not, it appears Sony is gearing up for a packed show.


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