How much would you pay for a miniature Android smartphone? Sony Ericsson are hoping the answer is “plenty”, as recently revealed pricing for their XPERIA X10 mini and XPERIA X10 mini pro handsets in Europe suggests. The two phones may only have 255-inch displays but you’re looking at €300 or more.
The XPERIA X10 mini is expected to be €300 ($410) while the X10 mini pro comes in at €330 ($450). The latter adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard but otherwise functionally the two are identical: 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging, 3G connectivity and Sony Ericsson’s own Mediascape and Timescape apps with their “Rachel” UI.
All well and good, but we were expecting budget price-tags when we first caught sight of the two new Android devices, and these numbers just don’t quite add up to us. Our preference still lies with the X10 mini pro – check our hands-on report from MWC 2010 to find out exactly why – out of the two, but frankly there are other smartphones we’d go to first with our money.