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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro review

Now packing a QWERTY keyboard for touchscreen refuseniks

The applications selection is once again identical to the list of stuff that came pre-loaded on the Xperia X10 Mini.

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The most important thing on the Mini Pro is the Google suite of tools, meaning you get Google Talk, YouTube, Gmail and the superb Google Maps.

Sony Ericsson would no doubt prefer to talk about its TrackID system, which is similar in operation to Shazam, used to identify music tracks by recording them as they play via the phone's mic and processing the results.

Do that and you'll be prompted to buy the songs in question via Sony Ericsson's BuyNow service. It will ask you for £1.29 if you want a direct-download of individual tracks, or £1.50 to pay via sending a premium rate text message. You probably won't do that very often, but it's nice to have the option.

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Obviously there's the Facebook app, complete with widget, that looks very nice when expanded to full-size on the X10 Mini Pro's Home pages. The NeoReader barcode reader will quick install Android Market apps, plus Sony Ericsson's own Creatouch drawing tool lets users build their own Home screen desktops. There are also a few crappy games.

The mighty Google Maps is in fine form thanks to the unexpected power of the X10 Mini Pro, which ensures maps draw themselves and scroll about with impressive ease. Obviously the Android-spec inner-workings of the X10 Mini Pro include GPS support, so you'll be ready to go with full sat nav from day one.

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Elsewhere there's an eBay app, Navteq's Wisepilot sat nav tool, RoadSync for Exchange email support if needed, plus usual things like an FM radio, a notes tool that lets you stick notes up as widget reminders, a calculator and the like.

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If you want to take care of all the above, there's a new feature included in the Android 2.1 update - Sony Ericsson's Backup and Restore. It collates your text messages, settings, Android Market downloads and more into one file, stored on the SD card.

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So if you need to do a factory reset or accidentally cripple your phone in some way, it's easy to revert it to a working state. Backups can be scheduled, too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory128 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyXPERIA X
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product ModelX10 mini pro
Screen Size6.5 cm (2.6")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)120 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height90 mm
Width52 mm
Depth17 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesX
Battery Standby Time285 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA X10 mini pro Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part Number1238-0204
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ask a friend over. Or just get in touch. Messaging is instant with Xperia X10 mini pro. A full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and intuitive touch screen right at your fingertips. Messages. YouTube. Apps from Android Market. One-hand control, drag'n'drop the icons into the corners of your screen and have your favorites at thumb's reach. With Timescape, your friends are closer than ever. Facebook, Tweets, messages, calls all in one app, with the latest event at the top. Stuff you didn't know about your favorite stars. Music that brings the house down. Press the infinite button in the media player and go explore.

Limited Warranty2 Year