The pros and cons of exceptionally small mobile phones always spark debate. Whilst some see them as ingenious little devices that can be conveniently placed into a pocket, without the fear of misshaping an outfit the way that bulkier mobiles can do, others regard them as fidgety, annoying and without many other uses than merely making phone calls. It is the latter grievance that Sony Ericsson seems to have rectified, with the advent of the Sim Free Xperia X10 Mini Pro.
Similar to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the X10 Mini, the X10 Mini Pro – despite being smaller than a credit card – provides for a host of multimedia capabilities, including video, gaming, music, email, photography, as well as a multitude of applications at Android Market. But where the X10 Mini Pro differs to its progenies and forms the basis for the word “Pro” to be added to its name, is the addition of a QWERTY keyboard, which neatly slides out from underneath this miniscule machine.
Apart from the slide-out physical keyboard, which makes a refreshing change to awkwardly tapping on a tiny keypad with a toothpick, the X10 Mini Pro boasts a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS, video streaming, a 16M color TFT capacitive touchscreen, micro SD, Wi-Fi, a 128Mb memory, and a built-in FM radio – Quite a bundle for something which has dimensions of only 90 x 52 x 17 mm, and weighs just 120 grams.
According to some who have had the pleasure to dabble with this remarkable little mobile, its physical keyboard and simple user interface, which enables you to access favourite apps from the homescreen with just one touch, is surprisingly easy to use – quite an achievement for something so small.
Another added bonus of the Sim Free Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is that is unlocked. You can therefore use it with any GMS SIM card in the world, and are not confined to either a contract or pre-pay Pay As You Go.
Aesthetically, the X10 Mini Pro is an attractive and stylish mobile that is available in black, red and white livery. Although such an array of multimedia capacities in such an attractive and dainty casing does not come without a fairly hefty price tag, and this nifty little number will set you back £249.99.