Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro handsets announced

Darren Allan

May 6, 2011

Sony Ericsson has revealed a pair of new smartphones, the Xperia Mini and Mini Pro.

You might think the names sound familiar, but these handsets aren’t to be confused with the Xperia X10 Mini (and Pro). Although they probably will be.

As the Mini moniker suggests, compact is the theme here. Both models come with a 3 inch touchscreen, 1GHz processor (a fair step up from the X10 Mini’s 600MHz engine), and a 5 megapixel camera (which does 720p video), running Android Gingerbread.

Social networking features are also promised with deep Facebook integration, but there’s nothing too exciting here, really.

The main difference between the two is that the Pro model has a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. Although given these are compact devices, quite how the presumably small keyboard will be for typing, we shall have to see.

We’d expect pricing to be competitive, with the main attraction being portability and the price tag. The pair of phones are due out in Q3 this year.






 

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