The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro has finally landed at Recombu Towers. The eagerly awaited follow up to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. We’ve been waiting for it since we first had some hands-on time early this year.

Measuring 92× 53× 18mm, the handset is tiny and the front is totally dominated by the 3-inch 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) screen, with Android controls underneath.

It’s the sister handset to the dinky Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, you can read our review here. But the stand-out feature is the slide-out keyboard - yes Sony Ericsson has managed to engineer a full QWERTY which fits neatly underneath.

Elsewhere there’s 320Mb internal memory, which can be expanded using a MicroSD card slot, you get a 2GB card in the box. Connections include a 3.5mm jack and microUSB connection, while the other side includes a lanyard connections, should you wish to hang the phone around your neck.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is just launching now and is available in White, Black, Pink and Turquoise, which leads us to believe this is aimed at the female market.

We’ll bring you a full review as soon as possible, but here’s a quick look at what’s in the box

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro in its box

Our sample was white, but black samples are available too

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro box contents

Alongside the phone there's a screen cleaner, USB cable, plug adaptor, literature and some coordinating headphones

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro keyboard

One of the amazing things about the Mini Pro is how usable the full QWERTY keyboard is

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro back when open

On the back of the Xperia Mini Pro is a f/2.6 camera complete with flash

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro top

The tab makes it very easy to remove the battery cover

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro battery

Slide you sim card in under the microSD slot, the battery is the Sony Ericsson EP500

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro profile slot

The keyboard doesn't actually add much bulk to the phone. It's just 18mm deep in comparison to 16mm for the Mini

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro right side

Camera shutter and volume controls are located on the side concealed by the slider; you can still use them while the keyboard is out though

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro top

Alongside the 3.5mm jack, there's a power button and concealed microUSB port

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro open slant

Home, back and menu Android buttons are located under the screen

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro size

With a footprint slightly larger than a business card, the Mini Pro is tiny, but certainly crams a lot in