At a press conference held at the MWC 2010, Barcelona Sony Ericsson introduced nearly identical, miniature versions of the Xperia X10. With the exception of the slide out QWERTY keyboard integrated in Xperia X10 mini pro and the colors of the handset, the two sister phones do not differ much in other specifications. Combining the Android platform with Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, both the handsets include the signature application Sony Ericsson Timescape™. With Timescape users will be able to link all communication features together in one place, whether it's missed calls, emails, SNS updates or text messages. Both the phones will be available in selected markets from Q2 with X10 mini available in the colours Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver. X10 mini pro will be available only in two colors - Black and Red.
Here is the 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.