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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro review

Now packing a QWERTY keyboard for touchscreen refuseniks

As with the Xperia X10 Mini, the Mini Pro is an absolute star when it comes to browsing speed and using the web on its tiny screen.

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Pages load quickly through the standard Android webkit browser, and the magnifying and scrolling tool, which is so often a cause of slowdown and glitches on low-spec Android phones, lets you whizz around pages at top speed.

You won't believe a phone this cheap can do such a great job of being your window into the internet.

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The Android 2.1 update brings an all-new web browser menu system and many extra features, with the updated X10 Mini Pro packed with many, many more options than arrived in the old 1.6 software.

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Bookmarks are now organised in a visual icon style, with a convenient link to the bookmark page placed right next to the URL bar. Dig a little deeper into the options and there's much more to play with than there was in the 1.6 browser, with multiple tab support, default text size and zoom options, web form data saving and more.

You're even able to turn off images and Javascript, for cutting down on mobile bandwidth, if necessary.

The most thrilling addition is the 'Add shortcut to Home' option – which sends a link to a web page to the phone's icon drawer. Do this and you're then able to quick-launch favourite web pages from shortcuts – even setting them up as direct links in the corners of your Home screen if you're very, very addicted to certain forums.

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The low-resolution screen makes text a little rough and not particularly easy on the eye, though, so there's quite a bit of zooming and scrolling to be done to get internet words into readable sizes and positions. Fortunately, in general use, the X10 Mini Pro's web browser is surprisingly fast for such a small and relatively underpowered phone.

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