Sony Ericsson shows off next-gen Xperia minis

Last year's X10 mini and mini pro get jazzed up for 2011

Last year's X10 mini and X10 mini pro have been given a revamp. For starters, this year they're called the Xperia mini and mini pro and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, powered by 1GHz Snapdragon processors.

Both handsets do a fine line in 720p HD video recording and are endowed with 3in multi-touch screens. They also now come with an improved user interface that lets users tuck up to 16 apps away in the corners of the homescreen for quick access.

As before, the real difference between the two is that the pro version comes with a keyboard, because apparently, pros use keyboards. This also means that pros' phones are slightly chunkier and 42g heavier than their friends' standard (94g) Xperia minis.

On the social front, "Facebook inside Xperia" offers a variety of sharing features accessible from within the picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar so there's no excuse for not being "social" at all times.

They're both out in the autumn and will come in a colour choice of black, white, pink, dark pink, turquoise and blue. Obviously this is devastating news for pale pink fans.


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