It’s finally official folks! Sony Ericsson has just announced the Aspen (formerly known as the Sony Ericsson Faith).

Sony Ericsson Aspen

This QWERTY GreenHeart phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, A-GPS complete with Google Maps, and ships with a 4GB microSD as part of the package. It boasts of quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, and depending on the region, either HSPA 900/2100MHz or 850/900/2100MHz. It’s also the first handset to run on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, an updated version of Windows Mobile 6.5 which is a lot more finger-friendly, provides support capacitive touchscreen displays, and lays down the ground work for multitouch. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 also comes with a faster and improved web browser, and better memory management.

Sony Ericsson Aspen QWERTY Windows Mobile 6.5.3 phone

The Sony Ericsson Aspen is scheduled to be released in select markets in the second quarter of this year. Pricing is still yet to be known, but with Windows Mobile 7 devices such as the HTC Obsession (aka Diamond3) rumored to be coming out later this year, we’re not expecting a whole lot of people going gaga over this new QWERTY handset and its Windows Mobile 6.5.3 OS. You can read the full press release here.