Sony Ericsson unveils new X10 mini smartphonesTwo miniature smartphones announced at MWC 2010
15 February 2010
Sony Ericsson has unveiled two new miniature smartphones. The Xperia X10 Mini and Xperia X10 Mini Pro are compact versions of the Xperia X10 phone that we saw earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Both models have 2.6 inch touchscreen interfaces and run on Google's Android 1.6 operating system.
This means that they can download popular applications (apps) from the Android Marketplace and have homescreens that you can customise with useful shortcuts.
The X10 Mini is the smaller of the two models. This tiny phone weighs just 88g. Yet despite its miniature stature it packs in WiFi and HSDPA (3.5G) web access, GPS, a music player (although no radio), a 5Mp autofocus camera and a microSD memory card slot.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini Pro video
The X10 Mini Pro is a little larger, weighing 120g. Its additional size is due to the full Qwerty keyboard which slides out from below the 240x320 pixel display. Yet despite this addition its still a very slim handset.
Both phones run ‘Timescape’ which we first saw on the Xperia X10. This brings together all your communications in one place so you can see at a glance text messages, missed calls, and Facebook and Twitter updates. The music player uses another Timescape feature, the ‘infinite button’. Pressing this pulls together all the music content on your chosen artist from the music store and YouTube.
Princing and availability for the two new phones has yet to be confirmed (their big brother, the X10 Xperia still hasn’t launched in the UK), but we expect to see them in the shops by the summer. The X10 Mini will be available in Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver, and the X10 Mini Pro will be available in Black and Red.
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