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Chinese Sony Ericsson cell phone prototype includes familiar wheel control

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Chinese Sony Ericsson cell phone prototype includes familiar wheel control

A photograph believed to be of a prototype model of a Sony Ericsson cell phone for the Chinese market, submitted to the mobile enthusiasts’ Web site UberGizmo.com, includes a very familiar-looking navigation wheel on its front panel. Presently in the US, iPod manufacturer Apple found itself in a dispute with Microsoft – unexpectedly for both parties – over whether Microsoft applied first for a patent for rocking wheel controls on handheld devices.

Read the cell phone story(UberGizmo.com)

Read a discussion about the phone, including more photos,(ClubSonyEricsson.com)