by Simon Hill, 3 months ago
When the figures for global smartphone shipments in Q4 of 2012 were released by IDC they revealed that HTC is losing its grip and Sony is making gains. Sony claimed fourth place in the chart…
I was at last night’s Sony Ericsson event in Barcelona where the company released the Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro. The mini is a scaled down version of the X10 that sports a QVGA display in a very compact form factor. The mini pro takes the mini’s design and adds a slide out 4-row keyboard to it.
Both devices come in two band configurations (HSPA 900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900), one of which is capable of supporting AT&T’s network.
They both have a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera, GPS and geo-tagging support, Bluetooth stereo, Sony Ericsson’s Timescape homescreen, and full email support – including Microsoft Exchange. WiFi is also on-board, as are an FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone jack. All this is accessed through the phones’ 2.55-inch, QVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen.
The X10 mini measures 83 x 50 x 16 mm and weighs 88 grams, while the X10 mini pro measures 90 x 52 x 17 mm and weighs 120 grams. Both will be available in the second quarter of the year. No pricing or carrier deals have been announced so far.
Here’s a video of the X10 mini pro in action. A gallery of photos of both new devices can be found after the jump.