The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro – A Combination Of Qwerty And Touchscrenn Navigation

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is a compact Android operated smartphone which offers many of the features you would expect to find on a larger smartphone. The main difference between this handset and the Xperia X10 Mini is the fact that it includes a full slide out QWERTY keyboard.

Utilising Android 1.6, the phone offers a couple of customisable homescreens which can be customised with widgets, allowing users to utilise the applications they use most often. The TimeScape UI allows users to view social networking feeds, such as FaceBook and Twitter. Customising widgets can be easily carried out by clicking one button which presents you with plenty of widgets to use. Each corner of the touchscreen has a widget for instant access to commonly used features such as messages and phone dial pad, music player and address book.

The 2.55 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen provides a great user experience when navigating the user interface. It is also great for viewing photos and video footage thanks to its pixel resolution and the ability to display up to 16M colours. The slide out QWERTY keyboard allows efficient text entry and is sure to appeal to those who prefer to use a physical keyboard rather than that provided by a touchscreen.

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro is also packed with entertainment features. Ranging from a versatile internal media player which supports numerous file formats of music and video files, to a built in stereo FM radio player and a number of pre-installed games. Storage for data and files such ad music tracks is provided in the shape of 128 MB of internal memory however there is also a micro SD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 2GB memory card, although this can be expanded to 16GB by installing a larger memory card.

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro is also great for browsing the web. It utilises both 3G and Wi-Fi for its connections. In areas covered by 3G, and HSDPA connection takes care of its connection, however a faster internet browsing experience can be attained by utilising local wireless networks where available thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity.

The 5MP digital camera is certainly impressive. Whilst it may not be the 8 MP offering found on its big brother the XPERIA X10, it certainly does the job well enough. It is ideal for those who like to take spontaneous snapshots, however there are also plenty of image enhancing features included.

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro offers a great alternative to mainstream smartphones, with everything you would expect from a larger Android handset.