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Sony Ericsson Introduces Refreshed Xperia Mini and Mini Pro

Updated: Received the Singapore PR version. Will update Press Release and add in the specification comparison.

Remember Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini or Xperia Mini Pro? Now, Sony Ericsson has given an overhaul and a nice Android Gingerbread OS and they should be available in Q3. Not sure about Singapore market.

The above image is actually SE Xperia Mini Pro (with keyboard). The SE Xperia Mini is one without the keyboard. If I read it correctly, only Xperia Mini Pro has front facing camera. Why? I really don’t understand why SE leave it out on the Xperia Mini. Thanks goodness, they added Bravia technology to them.

Here is the Press Release I copied from Engadget.

Sony Ericsson unveils next-generation Xperia minis

  • Introducing two powerful, versatile and compact smartphones
  • Xperia™ mini – the world’s smallest HD video recording smartphone
  • Xperia™ mini pro –intuitive fast messaging in a compact smartphone

May 6th, 2011, Asia Pacific & Singapore – Sony Ericsson unveils the new Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro, the latest additions to its Xperia™ family. Building on the success of the original mini series, these innovative smartphones come packed full of features, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, and run on the latest platform of Google’s Android™ – Gingerbread 2.3. Beautifully designed, the Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro both integrate best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p).

The products offer a full multimedia entertainment experience. The Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro enables access to over 150,000 apps on the Android Market™ and has a 3” scratch-resistant, multi-touch glass screen. The improved user interface allows up to 16 apps displayed on the home screen. Facebook inside Xperia™, a feature just announced for the Xperia™ family, provides a unique social media integration.

The Xperia™ mini pro brings the optimised slide-out keyboard with smart functionality first seen on the Xperia™ pro to a compact smartphone. A subtle but fast Type & Send functionality eliminates the need to open a dedicated app for each type of message, and Smart Keyboard triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when the user slides out the keyboard. The Xperia™ mini pro also comes pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software, letting consumers manage documents and e-mails instantly and securely while on the move.

Eugene Goh, Deputy General Manager and Head of Sony Ericsson Singapore said, “We wanted to provide consumers even greater choice across the Xperia™ range, while building on the success of the original mini series. These turbo-charged smartphones now contain even more power, enhanced functionality, a larger screen and premium features unique to Sony Ericsson. They are packed full of features, making them a perfect choice for consumers looking for all the benefits of Android and Sony in a beautiful and easy to use compact form factor.”

Sony Ericsson also unveils today a new integration, Facebook inside Xperia™, which will be included in the new Xperia™ mini and mini pro and soon to be available across the wider Xperia™ range. Facebook inside Xperia™ integrates social connections throughout the phone, by making Facebook immediately accessible from the most used areas of the phone such as the picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar. As people are becoming increasingly reliant on their smartphones for instant communication, Sony Ericsson is enabling people to ‘like’, share and comment more easily than ever before with Facebook inside Xperia™.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini – Key features

  • World’s smallest Android™ smartphone with HD video recording
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Place up to 16 apps in the corners of your home screen
  • Over 150,000 apps on Android Market™
  • Facebook inside. Keeping your friends closer

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro – Key features

  • Ergonomic keyboard and smart functions for fast messaging
  • HD video and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Synch your email and view office documents safely on the go
  • Place up to 16 apps in the corners of your home screen
  • Over 150,000 apps on Android Market™

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro and Xperia™ mini with HD will be available globally in selected markets from Q3.

Check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro
Colours Black, white, dark pink* and blue* 

*Available in bundling propositions

 

Black, white, pink*, turquoise* 

*Available in bundling propositions

 

Facts Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™

 

Size: 88 x 52 x 16mm

Weight: 94g

 

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™

 

Size: 92 x 53 x 18mm

Weight: 136g

Camera 5 megapixel camera 

8x digital zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Face recognition

Flash / LED

Geo tagging

HD video recording (720p)

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene detection

Self-timer

Send to web

Smile detection

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser

 

5 megapixel camera 

8x digital zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Face recognition

Flash / LED

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geo tagging

HD video recording (720p)

Scene detection

Self-timer

Send to web

Smile detection

Smile Shutter™

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser

 

Music Album art 

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™ music recognition application

xLOUD™ Experience

 

Album art 

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™ music recognition application

xLOUD™ Experience

 

Internet Android Market™ 

Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice Search

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

 

Android Market™ 

Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

NeoReader™ barcode scanner

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

 

Communication Call list 

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Google Talk™

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Vibrating alert

 

Call list 

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Google Talk™

Polyphonic ringtones

Skype™

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Vibrating alert

Video chat ready

 

Messaging Conversations 

Email

Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

 

Conversations 

Email

Google Mail™

Handwriting recognition

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Type & Send widget

 

Design Auto rotate 

Four corner home screen

Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)

Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Touchscreen

Live wallpaper

 

Auto rotate 

Four corner home screen

Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)

Keyboard (QWERTY)

Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Smart Keyboard

Touchscreen

Live wallpaper

 

Entertainment 3D games 

Media browser

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Video streaming

YouTube™

3D games 

Media browser

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Video streaming

YouTube™

 

Organiser 

 

Alarm clock 

Calculator

Calendar

Document readers

E-Manual

Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™

Infinite button

Phone book

Setup Wizard

Widget manager

 

Alarm clock 

Calculator

Calendar

Document readers

E-Manual

Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery™ 3D

Infinite button

Phone book

Setup Wizard

Widget manager

 

Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack 

aGPS

Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA Certified™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google™ Sync

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync

Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® via Moxier Client

Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi™

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

 

3.5 mm audio jack 

aGPS

Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA Certified™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google™ Sync

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync

Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® via Moxier Client

Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi™

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

 

Display Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 

16,777,216 colour TFT

Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)

3 inches

320 x 480 pixels

Scratch-resistant mineral glass

 

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 

16,777,216 colour TFT

Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)

3 inches

320 x 480 pixels

Scratch-resistant mineral glass

 

Memory Phone memory (user-free): up to 320MB 

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Memory card included: 2GB microSD™

 

Phone memory (user-free): up to 320MB 

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Memory card included: 2GB microSD™

 

Battery life Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 30 min* 

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 340 hrs*

 

Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs 30 min*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 320 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs*

 

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 5 hrs 40 min* 

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 331 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 25 min*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 340 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 29 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 5 hrs 45 min*

 

 

Networks UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

 

UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

 

UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

 

UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

 

Accessories Xperia™ mini, 1200mAh removable battery, stereo portable handsfree, 2GB microSD™ memory card, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 

 

Xperia™ mini pro, 1200mAh exchangeable battery, stereo portable handsfree, 2GB microSD™ memory card, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 

 


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