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Sony Ericsson X10 mini and X10 mini pro: Tiny Android phones

In a trendy bar located in a Barcelona suburb, Sony Ericsson announced three new phones – the X10 mini, X10 mini pro and the Vivaz pro. The X10 mini is a tiny Android handset which boasts a 2.55-inch display, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5-megapixel camera, an FM radio, a microSD slot and a bespoke interface which allows you to use it with one hand.

The X10 mini pro has almost identical features to the X10 mini but it comes with a slide-out Qwerty keypad. We had a play with both of them and prefer the X10 mini pro because the Qwerty keypad does make it easier to write messages but it’s still not perfect. Size-wise the X10 mini measures 50mm wide by 83mm tall by 16 mm deep and the mini pro is 52mm by 90mm by 17 mm.

Sony Ericsson has created two very cute phones but we’ll need to spend more time with them to make our final judgement. According to Sony Ericsson you’ll be able to buy on in the first half of this year. Click on the next page for more pictures and video.

On the curved back of the X10 mini you’ll find a 5-megapixel camera and LED photo light.

As you can see the X10 mini boasts a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port.

The X10 mini’s resisitive touchscreen is really responsive and Android ran well on it.

This is the X10 mini pro, which features a slide-out Qwerty keypad. Compared to the X10 mini’s virtual 12-key keypad, we preferred typing messages on this.

It’s incredible how small the X10 mini and X10 mini pro are. You have to see one to believe it.

On the top you’re got the X10 mini and below the X10 mini pro.

This is a hands-on demonstration of all of Sony Ericsson’s new phones.