A powerful phone in a small package is what Sony Ericsson is doing with the Xperia Mini Pro. This little phone has almost all the features you'd want in a quality smartphone yet it is small and even has a QWERTY keyboard. It has a 2.8" screen, a front facing camera and even a 1 Ghz CPU yet the entire phone is still tiny. It just hit the FCC so it shouldn't be long now.
You may already know that we've taken a look at Sony Ericsson's newest effort: XPERIA mini and XPERIA mini pro, both essentially the same device with the push-out keyboard sitting below the pro. Both of these devices feature what Facebook and Sony Ericsson are calling "Facebook inside Xperia," an integration of the social networking site into the basic everyday functions of the phone. Turns out it's pretty neat!
We're live at a lovely Sony Ericsson event via our sister-site SlashGear in foggy-ol-England where we're being allowed to peek at both the XPERIA mini and the XPERIA mini pro, both of which are planned for release in August of 2011. These phones are essentially the same in specifications save for the full QWERTY keyboard included on the pro. These devices may be tiny, but they're not the itty bitty fishes that physical smallness of the past would have us believe they'd be - 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chips'll do that.
Our good pals at Sony Ericsson have just delivered the goods on the XPERIA mini and mini pro, a couple of devices that they say are the smallest HD smartphones in the world. What on earth does that mean? Let's talk about it below. Meanwhile, these devices both have Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on them, can grab video at 720p, and use Sony’s BRAVIA engine along with Sony Ericsson’s custom UI. The big difference between then is that the XPERIA mini is a touchscreen-only device while the mini pro includes a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for your tapping enjoyment.