Xperia X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro Announced!

Sony Ericsson just held a Press Conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and announced TWO  new Android Phones: the Xperia X10 Mini and the Xperia X10 Mini Pro!

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Both devices follow the design footsteps of the Xperia X10 but are smaller and more pocketable, with the X10 Mini being touchscreen only and the X10 Mini Pro having a slideout QWERTY Keyboard. Besides the slideout keyboard the only real difference between the phones is their available colors, with the Mini coming in many more varieties.

These days we almost ALWAYS hear about phones well before they are announced through leaks so props to SE for being able to keep a secret! I’m sure there will be a LOT of people following this phone very, very closely until it launches… and they buy it. Are you one of them? Can we get some carrier announcements of this please?

Here is the full Press Release:
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™**** The Google Voice Search service is not available in all markets
YouTube™

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
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

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  • IE

    Looks like some very nice phones! I like the design.

  • Roz JC

    If that X10 mini Pro comes out in the UK on the right network…I will get it!

  • John

    2.55 inches? its a dwarf!

  • jMAT

    alright processor but RAM and screen size sucks….

  • snapdragon

    i was actually considering a huge screen and at best a slideout qwerty..

    but coming from “at least small since it stays in my pocket most of the time”-phones the mini pro does seem interesting

  • SpruceyB

    If this is priced right it could do very well.

    I get a feeling it’ll be vastly over priced though.

  • methodz

    too small! even with the slideout qwerty.

    i wish they would have taken their aino phone threw android on it and gave it a qwerty, that would be the perfect phone.

  • G8D

    Good devices to spread Androids goodness.

    Too many spec obsessed geeks on here purely looking for the next big beast in hardware. Get a grip guys. Android will not survive only on the newest most expensive(being the important bit) hardware. It needs to have appeal EVERYWHERE.

    FUCK.

  • phoenix

    i still don’t get how typing on that screen with be a comfortable or good experience. it looks too small! the slide out keyboard is a step up but even that looks too small and cramped.

  • Jack

    thanks for the price

  • http://www.sonyericsson.com Gordon

    @Phoenix, Typing on the X10 Mini is actually… not too bad. I work with Sony Ericsson, and have been testing the Mini the past couple of months. The T9 buttons on the touchscreen are bigger than a single letter on an iPhone.

    As for the Mini Pro, the keyboard itself is bigger than most BlackBerries, not to mention Nokia E-71/2. Anyone used to typing on these devices won’t have a problem on the M-Pro.

    :-)

  • celine

    The X10 mini pro’s keyboard is certainly compact, but Sony Ericsson have sensibly avoided cluttering it up with extraneous button rows and so it’s actually pretty reasonable for thumbing out text messages and emails.

    Text entry on the keyboardless X10 mini is a little less slick, with Sony Ericsson’s concession to display size being a T9-style layout rather than a full on-screen QWERTY. More: http://is.gd/8AyNl

  • http://www.se.se jonas

    There is a qwerty keyboard to download i have it in my mini

  • Dave

    This is to Jonas where did u download the qwerty for minI

  • Sagar

    Hi

    I just purchased this cell, its really cool. i am highly impressed with DESIGN and quality of interface. Camer and sound quality altimate. i love this phone.

  • raniel

    I have the new X10 mini pro and I am liking it. the feeling of browsing or tackling the phone on the phone store is different once you actually use it at home. at first, I had a bad impression about those small phones but I said why not try.. and I was amazed how it works. Well, two thumbs up for X10 mini pro.