Somewhere from within the land of the Great Wall, a picture leaked that is reportedly of an upcoming Sony Ericsson duo, which, as the name suggests, might be the company's first dual-core handset. The "Duo" moniker has also been bandied around for an upcoming successor to the Xperia mini pro, but last it leaked as the Mini Pro 2 in April.
If this image is real, the phone actually looks pretty good, with an almost edge-to-edge display on the sides, which will possibly make it larger than the 4.2" screen on the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc.
We also have the navigational Android buttons in the form of a thin chromed line, which is a trademark for the Xperia family. The way the name is written with the model starting with a small letter, is also typical for the newest crop of Android handsets in the Xperia line - think the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, or the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo.
It also seems that the Xperia duo is running Sony Ericsson's Android overlay, perhaps with the new Facebook inside Xperia integration. We can only speculate if it will come with the 8MP Exmor R camera sensor from the Xperia arc, or maybe the 16MP one can now take advantage of a dual-core chipset better. Any other details are still murky at the moment, but Sony Ericsson did repent its Android mistakes in January, and said it will be hard at work cranking great handsets this year.