Android Phones

Sony launches two new XPERIA X10 Mini phones at MWC

February 14, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones, Sony Mobile

Sony launches two new XPERIA X10 Mini phones at MWC

Sony Ericsson has introduced the XPERIA X10 Mini and Mini Pro Android phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Running the Donut version of Android on a 2.55-inch screen, the X10 Mini and Mini Pro are bite-size versions of Sony’s XPERIA X10 Android phone.

The difference between the Mini and the Mini Pro is that the latter features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both run the UX design platform featured on the X10, including the Timescape app that integrates text messages, call logs, emails, Facebook, and Twitter. It also has the infinite button to integrate music, movies, YouTube, and music store content.

The X10 Mini/Mini Pro have a 2.55-inch screen, 128MB of internal memory, 3.5mm headset jack, 5.0 megapixel camera, and a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor. Both run Android 1.6, though Sony did promise to upgrade the UXP “later this year” without specifying which month or quarter.

If this product interests you, be forewarned that you will not get the full Android Market experience. The Mini phones have a small screen with a QVGA resolution, which is incompatible with apps that are not built or upgraded to display on these smaller screens. X10 Mini owners will be in the same boat as HTC Tattoo owners unable to see some apps in the Android Market.

A full list of specs and a video are below.

Here’s a full list of specs:

  • 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, geotagging, and photo/video light
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP), FM Radio, custom Android Music player, PlayNow™, and TrackID™
  • Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Google Maps, and Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)
  • Micro USB connector and USB mass storage support
  • Up to 16GB microSD slot
  • 2.55-inch screen with 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) and16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen (Scratch-resistant)

In-box Accessories

  • 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 or Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810

Xperia™ X10 mini:

  • Size: 83 x 50 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 88 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 128MB
  • 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