Sony Ericsson Xperia Ryo: Portrait QWERTY is Fashionable Once More

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Not a day of rest for Esato’s juris15, who created yet another Xperia concept. This time, the handset is known as Sony Ericsson Xperia Ryo and pictured below. This device adopts the sliding portrait QWERTY design, combined with the usual huge touchscreen we’ve all come to love on the Xperias.

The device is actually pretty cool and it looks a lot like the phones that RIM will be launching in the following months, as BlackBerries will also look (sort of) like that. The question is: do we really need a physical portrait keyboard on the Xperia or is the touch one enough? Considering the success of the WP7 Dell Venue Pro, I’d say this design could be a hit…

What do you say?

[via Esato]