Sony Ericsson announced its first Android OS-based smartphone last year, the Xperia X10. Last week at the Mobile World Congress, the company unveiled two new, smaller versions: the X10 mini and X10 mini pro.
Xperia™ X10 mini and X10 mini pro offer an open and intuitive communication entertainment experience and build on the human curvature design philosophy debuted by the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10. Both the phones operate the Android 1.6 operating system and come with access to Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, and the Android Market. They include a 2.55-inch touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera.
Both the 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.
The Xperia x10 mini Pro has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an addition that makes itslightly heavier than the mini, 4.2 ounces compared to 3.1 ounces. The key benefit of the x10 mini is the ability to control it with just the touch of your thumb, since icons are located in the four corners of the screen.
The x10 mini comes in black, pearl white, lime, pink, red, and silver, while the x10 mini pro comes in black or red.
The company has also introduced 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.
On the availability, the phones are expected to hit the Indian markets in April. Let’s see what is the kind of reception they get by the Indian customer