Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini And X10 Mini Pro Shrink Android

Remember Robyn, the compact version of Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 that we saw recently?  Well, the company has made it – the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini – official, along with a QWERTY-toting sibling, the XPERIA X10 mini pro.  Both smartphones run Android 1.6, complete with Sony Ericsson's Timescape and Mediascape apps, together with a 2.55-inch QVGA touchscreen and 3G models with both 900/2100 HSPA and 850/1900/2100 HSPA variants.

Each has Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support along with A-GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and a 3.5mm headphone socket.  The X10 mini measures up at 83 x 50 x 16 mm while the X10 mini pro is a little thicker at 90 x 52 x 17 mm; each gets a 5-megapixel camera with geotagging, autofocus and an LED flash.

Both smartphones will be available in Q2 2010, with the XPERIA X10 mini arriving in pearl white, black, pink, lime, red and silver, and the XPERIA X10 mini pro in the more staid black and red.  No word on pricing as yet.

Press Release:

Sony Ericsson grows its family of Communication Entertainment phones with compact versions of Xperia™ X10 for the first half of 2010

Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro define a new user experience – ultra-compact – whilst still offering best-in-class communication entertainment performance

Smaller than a credit card, smart and unique with Sony Ericsson Timescape™ application and an intuitive 4 corner touch screen user interface

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.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

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.