Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini Pro Announced

Sony Ericsson have announced their latest phones in the Xperia X10 range. The new versions are called the Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro. Each of the phones are compact versions of the larger Xperia X10.

The X10 mini is a touchscreen device while the X10 mini pro features a touchscreen, but also a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Each of the new X10 mini’s runs the Google [GOOG] Android operating system. Each of the phones include the Sony Ericsson Timescape application which puts all information in one place allowing users to see at a glance any text messages, missed calls, IM’s and Facebook/Twitter updates all in one place.

For music, each phone features the infinite button that connects the phone up to a music store and YouTube to get the music you want to listen to.

‘There has been an enormous buzz around Xperia¢ X10 so it is really exciting to be already unveiling compact versions of this powerful proposition. Said Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson. ‘With the X10 mini and X10 mini pro we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with smaller devices and are giving consumers exactly what they want; two high performance mobile phones with a fully customisable user experience platform and a stunning ultra-compact design.

Xperia¢ X10 mini and X10 mini pro Features

* Sony Ericsson Timescape¢ – brings together all communication in one place
* Four corner control applications, calls, web, the consumer decides. Four customisable icons for ultimate control
* 5 megapixel camera and video share creations via the web
* Music player links to music stores and YouTube¢ access the world of music
* Android platform with Google¢ services and Android Market¢
* QWERTY keyboard slide and text for quick and easy messaging (Xperia¢ X10 mini pro only)

The phones will be launched in the 2nd quarter of this year in a variety of colours.

Other features include…
* 5 megapixel camera
* Auto focus
* Geo tagging
* Photo and video light
* Sony Ericsson Album application
* Video recording
* Bluetooth¢ stereo (A2DP)
* Music player
* PlayNow¢
* TrackID¢
* Bookmarks
* Pan and zoom
* WebKit web browser
* Sony Ericsson Timescape¢ with¦
* Facebook¢ status updates, friend’s photo, inbox messages and friend requests
* tweets, replies and direct messages from people you follow on Twitter¢
* incoming text and picture messages
* missed calls
* Email
* Instant messaging
* Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
* Picture messaging (MMS)
* Predictive text input
* Text messaging (SMS)
* Auto rotate
* Full slide out keyboard (X10 mini pro only)
* Picture wallpaper
* Touchscreen
* Infinite button
* Quadrapop game
* Sony Ericsson FM radio
* Video player
* Video streaming
* Calendar
* Flight mode
* Phone book with dialer
* Sony Ericsson Home with widget
* Tasks
* Google Maps¢
* Wisepilot¢ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)
* 3.5 mm audio jack
* Bluetooth¢ technology
* Micro USB connector
* NeoReader® barcode scanning app
* Sony Ericsson Sync
* USB mass storage support
* USB support
* Wi-Fi¢
* Android Market¢
* Gmail¢
* Google Maps¢ with Street View
* Google Search Widget
* Google Talk¢
* Google Voice Search¢**
* YouTube¢
* ** The Google Voice Search service is not available in all markets
* 16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
* 2.55 inches
* 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
* Scratch-resistant
* In-Box:
* Sony Ericsson Xperia¢ X10 mini/ Xperia¢ X10 mini pro with battery
* Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
* Stereo portable handsfree
* 2GB microSD¢ memory card
* User documentation
* Optional:
* Portable Stereo Speakers MS450
* Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810

Each look like exceptional phones and well worth looking at if you are needing a new phone sometime in the middle of this year.

Via: TechChee and Coated

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