Sony Ericsson keeps 'em coming with Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro

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More Android handsets are on the way from Sony Ericsson as the handset manufacturer just announced smaller versions of the Xperia X10: the X10 mini and X10 mini pro. Clever names, right? These handsets are quite sexy, if I say so myself, and the pro version has the nice addition of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Like the bigger X10, these feature SE’s custom UX platform over Android, which includes Timescape for aggregating all your content to one place.  But enough about me yapping over these handsets; I’ll step aside and let you experience them for yourself. Hit the break for the full release and some videos.

February 14, 2010 – Barcelona – Today sees the announcement of Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro, compact versions of Xperia™ X10, which will deliver powerful and application packed mobile phones into the industry. By introducing mobile phones that are both compact and clever, Sony Ericsson is challenging the norm and defining a brand new offering that combines high specification features with a version of Sony Ericsson’s powerful UX platform specifically designed for smaller devices.

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro with slide out QWERTY keyboard offer an open and intuitive communication entertainment experience and build on the human curvature design philosophy debuted by the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10. Combining the Android platform with signature applications and a customisable UX platform, communication truly becomes entertainment with these new mobile phones. To enhance the experience, pick and choose from a multitude of applications at Android Market™ and co-create a mobile phone experience that is entirely unique. Users can go one step further and customise the home screen’s four corners and widgets to access the most needed applications for limitless possibilities.

The two sister mobile phones incorporate the signature application Sony Ericsson Timescape™ which brings all communication together in one place so users can see at a glance text messages, missed calls, and Facebook™ and Twitter updates, without having to open lots of different applications.  The interactive music player also uses the “infinite button” to pull together all music content from the music store and YouTube™ – a smart way to search for new tracks from a favourite artist.

“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

  • 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)

X10 mini and X10 mini pro supports HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The X10 mini will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver

The X10 mini pro will be available in selected markets from Q2 in the colours Black and Red.

Sony Ericsson is also introducing the Portable Stereo Speakers MS450, to deliver rich on-the-go sound and the Hi-Fi Headset MH810 with remote with superior audio and remote media and call handling.

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro

Camera

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • Geo tagging
  • Photo and video light
  • Sony Ericsson Album application
  • Video recording

Music

  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music player
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Web

  • Bookmarks
  • Pan and zoom
  • WebKit web browser

Communication

  • 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

Messaging

  • Email
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Full slide out keyboard (X10 mini pro only)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touchscreen

Entertainment

  • Infinite button
  • Quadrapop game
  • Sony Ericsson FM radio
  • Video player
  • Video streaming

Organiser

  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Phone book with dialer
  • Sony Ericsson Home with widget
  • Tasks

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

Connectivity

  • 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™

Google™ Services

  • 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

Screen

  • 16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
  • 2.55 inches
  • 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
  • Scratch-resistant

Accessories

  • 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

Facts 1)2)

  • Xperia™ X10 mini:
  • Size: 83 x 50 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 88 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 128MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 1.6
  • Processor: 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 285hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Standby time: UMTS: Up to 360 hrs
  • Xperia™ X10 mini pro:
  • Size: 90 x 52 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 128MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 1.6
  • Processor: 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: GSM/GPRS: Up to 285hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Standby time: UMTS: Up to 360 hrs

Availability and versions

  • Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Available in selected markets in Q2 2010

Colour

  • Xperia™ X10 mini:
  • Black
  • Pearl White
  • Lime
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Xperia™ X10 mini pro:
  • Black
  • Red

Legal
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

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