"There has been an enormous buzz around Xperia™ X10 so it is really exciting to be already unveiling compact versions of this powerful proposition." shares Rikko Sakaguchi, EVP and Chief Creation Officer, Sony Ericsson.
"With [...] X10 mini pro we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with smaller devices and are giving consumers exactly what they want; [...] high performance mobile phones with a fully customisable user experience platform and a stunning ultra-compact design."
With a pre-order price tag of 349 Euros in Sweden or roughly Php 22,000 (current conversion), Xperia X10 Mini Pro is ideal for those who like the executive look and feel of Sony Ericsson's Xperia line with its slide out full QWERTY keypad but are not too keen about its price point.
UPDATE as of September 5, 2010: Sony Ericsson Xperia 10 Mini PRO is now out in the Philippines with official SRP of Php 17,990 only.
Here's a hands-on video:
and the specs:
90 x 52 x 17 mm
Weight: 120 grams
600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU
2.55” TFT QVGA scratch-resistant resistive touchscreen - Autorotate
5MP camera with LED flash, features Autofocus and Geotagging
Full QWERTY slide-out keyboard
Android OS 1.6
Comes with Sony Ericsson Timescape™ User Interface featuring...
- Facebook™ status updates, inbox messages, friend's photo and friend requests
- tweets, replies and DM's from people you follow on Twitter™
128 MB of internal memory
MicroSD card slot supports up to 16GB
Wifi 802.11 b/g
GPS - supports aGPS
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
Here's the official promo video courtesy of Sony Ericsson (This video also shows Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini -- more about it via the link):
Sony Ericsson X10 Mini PRO will hit the European market in second quarter of 2010 and will come in these elegant colors: White Lime, Pink, Black Pearl and Red Silver.
Note: Xperia X10, the flagship model, has just reached the Philippines. Hopefully, Mini PRO follows suit soon.