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  • Introducing two powerful, versatile and compact smartphones
  • Xperia™ mini – the world’s smallest HD video recording smartphone
  • Xperia™ mini pro –intuitive fast messaging in a compact smartphone

London – Sony Ericsson unveils the new Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro, the latest additions to its Xperia™ family. Building on the success of the original mini series, these innovative smartphones come packed full of features, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, and run the latest platform of Google’s Android™ – Gingerbread 2.3. Beautifully designed, Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro both integrate best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p).

The products offer a full multimedia entertainment experience. Xperia™ mini and Xperia™ mini pro enable access to over 150,000 apps on the Android Market™ and has a 3” scratch-resistant, multi-touch glass screen. The improved user interface allows up to 16 apps displayed on the home screen. Facebook inside Xperia™, a feature just announced for the Xperia™ family, provides a unique social media integration.

Xperia™ mini pro brings the optimized slide-out keyboard with smart functionality first seen on the Xperia™ pro to a compact smartphone. A subtle but fast Type & Send functionality eliminates the need to open a dedicated app for each type of message, and Smart Keyboard triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when the user slides out the keyboard. Xperia™ mini pro also comes pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software, letting consumers manage documents and e-mails instantly and securely while on the move.

Steve Walker, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson said, “We wanted to provide consumers even greater choice across the Xperia™ range, while building on the success of the original mini series. These turbo-charged smartphones now contain even more power, enhanced functionality, a larger screen and premium features unique to Sony Ericsson. They are packed full of features, making them a perfect choice for consumers looking for all the benefits of Android and Sony in a beautiful and easy to use compact form factor.”

Sony Ericsson also unveils today a new integration, Facebook inside Xperia™, which will be included in the new Xperia™ mini and mini pro and soon to be available across the wider Xperia™ range.  Facebook inside Xperia™ integrates social connections throughout the phone, by making Facebook immediately accessible from the most used areas of the phone such as the picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar.  As people are becoming increasingly reliant on their smartphones for instant communication, Sony Ericsson is enabling people to ‘like’, share and comment more easily than ever before with Facebook inside Xperia™.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini – Key features

  • World’s smallest Android™ smartphone with HD video recording
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Place up to 16 apps in the corners of your home screen
  • Over 150,000 apps on Android Market™
  • Facebook inside. Keeping your friends closer

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro – Key features

  • Ergonomic keyboard and smart functions for fast messaging
  • HD video and Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Synch your email and view office documents safely on the go
  • Place up to 16 apps in the corners of your home screen
  • Over 150,000 apps on Android Market™

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro and Xperia™ mini  with HD will be available globally in selected markets from Q3.

Check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information:

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro
Colours Black, white, dark pink* and blue*
*Available in bundling propositions
Black, white, pink*, turquoise*
*Available in bundling propositions
Facts Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™Size: 88 x 52 x 16mm
Weight: 94g
Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™Size: 92 x 53 x 18mm
Weight: 136g
Camera 5 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Face recognition
Flash / LED
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
5 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Face recognition
Flash / LED
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Smile Shutter™
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
Music Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition application
xLOUD™ Experience
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition application
xLOUD™ Experience
Internet Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice Search
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Communication Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Google Talk™
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Vibrating alert
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Google Talk™
Polyphonic ringtones
Skype™
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Vibrating alert
Video chat ready
Messaging Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Type & Send widget
Design Auto rotate
Four corner home screen
Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)
Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touchscreen
Live wallpaper
Auto rotate
Four corner home screen
Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)
Keyboard (QWERTY)
Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Smart Keyboard
Touchscreen
Live wallpaper
Entertainment 3D games
Media browser
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming
YouTube™
3D games
Media browser
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming
YouTube™
Organiser Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document readers
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™
Infinite button
Phone book
Setup Wizard
Widget manager
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document readers
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery™ 3D
Infinite button
Phone book
Setup Wizard
Widget manager
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Latitude™
Google Maps™ with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Synchronisation via Facebook™
Synchronisation via Google™ Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® via Moxier Client
Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
Wi-Fi™
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation
3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Latitude™
Google Maps™ with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Synchronisation via Facebook™
Synchronisation via Google™ Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® via Moxier Client
Synchronisation: Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
Wi-Fi™
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation
Display Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
3 inches
320 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
3 inches
320 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass
Memory Phone memory (user-free): up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 2GB microSD™
Phone memory (user-free): up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 2GB microSD™
Battery life Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 30 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 340 hrs*Talk time UMTS: Up to 4 hrs 30 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 320 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs*
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs*
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 5 hrs 40 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 331 hrs*
Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 25 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 340 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 29 hrs*
Video playback time: Up to 5 hrs 45 min* 
Networks UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Accessories Xperia™ mini, 1200mAh removable battery, stereo portable handsfree, 2GB microSD™ memory card, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation Xperia™ mini pro, 1200mAh exchangeable battery, stereo portable handsfree, 2GB microSD™ memory card, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

Legal
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2011

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Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden.

Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years Sony Ericsson has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia™ line of the ‘most entertaining smartphones’ in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.sonymobile.com/press.