There have been rumors that Sony Ericsson, Japan, is preparing to launch a new handset codenamed Nozomi in November. Now an anonymous blogger has posted on xperiablog.net that Nozomi is launching Nozomi before Christmas.

If the rumors are to be believed, this Smartphone will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and will apparently replace Xperia Arc. Nozomi is rumored to be powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. The new handset will have a display resolution of 1280x720p, and will be equipped with a CMOS camera sensor and a micro-SIM similar to the iPhone 4, the rumor mills say.

Sony Ericsson is planning a tough comeback with its new Android smartphone. It was finding it hard to compete in the new market dominated by the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola.

The blogger says it is not certain whether Nozomi will be globally released or whether this will be exclusively for the Japanese market.

The rumor of the launch also comes with the news of cancellation of the much talked-about Sony Ericsson SK19i, Xperia Arc. But Sony Ericsson hasn’t officially announced any plan about Nozomi.

Will Nozomi stand out among other Android devices?

There are approximately five new Android smartphones supposed to be released this year or early 2012, including Motorola Dinara. Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi can impress the buyers and stand out with its 4.3-inch screen and 1280x720 pixel resolution, which is 15 more than iPhone 4's. With so many smart, high-end devices coming next year, the future of Nozomi is unpredictable, at least before its official release.