You'd be forgiven for doubting, or at least being disappointed with, the first blurry shots of the Xperia X2, Sony Ericsson's rumored followup to the pricey-but-pretty X1. Today, we get a much better look.

The first thing that jumps out here, aside from the phone's tastefully designed brushed aluminum shell, is Windows Mobile 6.5's finger-friendly visage: indication—though not confirmation—that this'll be one of the first wave of major 6.5 handsets, alongside previously-announced hardware from HTC. But above all, this means no Android, probably. Oh well!

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The keyboard has a distinctive look too, bearing more resemblance to a full-size PC keyboard than a cellphone keypad. Hopefully the changes are strictly aesthetic, seeing as the previous model's keypad was one of its strongest points. Sadly, the original source isn't saying a whole lot about his device beyond what we can observe for ourselves, so for now, we simply gaze. [jjlifeblog via BGR]