Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Smartphone Announced

Sony Ericsson revealed plans to introduce its second generation with two new Xperia minis: the Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro smartphone.The new Xperia mini line has two options: the standard version, and the "pro" version which has a slide-out keyboard. In many other respects, however, these devices have undergone quite a bit of change.In […]

Sony Ericsson revealed plans to introduce its second generation with two new Xperia minis: the Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro smartphone.

The new Xperia mini line has two options: the standard version, and the "pro" version which has a slide-out keyboard. In many other respects, however, these devices have undergone quite a bit of change.

In the first place, because they have a bigger 3.0" screen, the Xperia Mini is actually slightly larger than the previous generation. The width and thickness have remained the same across generations, however.

Secondly, the screen resolution has been bumped up from 240 x 320 (QVGA) to 320 x 480 (HVGA), an improvement which coincides with the improved 720p 5 megapixles video camera capability of the device. Sony Ericsson says the Xperia Mini will be the smallest HD-capable Android smartphone available.

Finally, it has been equipped with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Xperia Mini is a GSM-compatible device, with support for HSPA (900/2100) and GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) or HSPA (850/1900/2100) and GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900).