Also announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro is the sister model of the Xperia X10 mini but features a 4 row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and the European version features dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz while the North American version supports triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz. Furthermore it features Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi b/g, aGPS an FM radio, a digital compass and an accelerometer. However, like all the recent Sony Ericsson Android smartphones, the X10 mini pro is also not running the latest Android version but Android 1.6 only (an upgrade to Android 2.1 is expected to be released soon).
Being the Xperia X10 mini's sister model, the X10 mini pro is also powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU at 600 Mhz. But due to its small size of 90 x 52 x 16 mm and a weight of 120 g only, the Xperia X10 mini pro only features a a 2.5" QVGA capacitive TFT touschscreen with a heavily tweaked Android user interface to make the use as convenient as possible. The 5 megapixel autofocus camera features a supporting flash LED and is able to record VGA videos up to 30 fps. The smartphones comes with 128 MB of flash memory which can be expanded with microSD memory cards.
Like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the X10 mini, the X10 mini pro neither sports a D-pad nor any other navigation keys but only comes with the Android typical menu, home and back buttons on the front; on the right, the device has the volume up/down rocker and a dedicated camera key. On the left side, the device sports a micro USB port and on the top, next to the power switch, is the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack located.
The X10 mini pro features a removable 930 mAh Li-Polymer battery and the device is available in three different colors (black, pearl white, red).
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro is now available across Europe and Canada for around 259 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne