The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is small, but still does everything an Android-powered smartphone should.

The phone will install a companion app on your PC the first time you connect it up, but it's okay – you really don't have to use it at all.

Like all Android phones, the X10 Mini Pro will show up as an external hard drive if you choose to mount the thing from the phone screen when connecting it up, so from then on it's a simple drag and drop system to stick files on the thing.

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The battery life is superb. Despite being a tiny little thing with only a 930mAh capacity, the efficient X10 Mini Pro and its tiny screen ensures you don't have to worry so much about power management.

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The phone easily remains operational for two days or more, even under moderately harsh use. Turn off GPS and use it casually, and it'll stay alive for well over two days off a single charge. The reskinned power bar widget looks great at full-size on one of the X10 Mini Pro's extra large widget pages, so use it.

Extra connectivity is provided via Bluetooth, and as with the Xperia X10 Mini, the Mini Pro's new Android 2.1 update brings expanded connectivity options.

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In Android 2.1 you're now able to share photos, videos, URLs and even contacts with others via the Bluetooth connection, massively enhancing the rather poor implementation of the wireless protocol that arrived on the original 1.6 Mini Pro.