Xperia Mini and Mini Pro unveiled

Sony Ericsson have announced that they are releasing two more handsets to the Xperia range in the coming months. This time we see a successor to the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. The new handsets are called Xperia Mini and Mini Pro. Hopefully the names of the new handsets won’t cause too much confusion between consumers and retailers when making a purchase.

As the name suggest, the Xperia Mini Pro like the X10 Mini Pro and Xperia Pro, will feature a QWERTY slide out keyboard to make messaging on the go even easier. Both the Xperia Mini and Mini Pro feature a larger screen by 0.45 inches, coming in at 3 inches. The extra space should also mean the keyboard is more comfortable to type with on the Mini Pro and on screen typing on both handsets should be easier. The four corner UI remains on the two new handsets but, has seen an improvement, where by the homescreen can now display up to 16 apps.

The camera on the handsets hasn’t been improved as such, it’s still a 5 megapixel camera. However the Xperia Mini and Mini Pro will support 720p video recording, which makes these two handsets the smallest HD video recording smartphones around. Sony Ericsson are launching the handsets with Android 2.3 and hopefully we should see timely updates from them this time around.