Sony Ericsson preps compact Android pair
Credit-card sized smartphones inbound
MWC Not content with releasing one Xperia X10 smartphone, Sony Ericsson is planning to offer two more.
The two additions to the Android phone family are the X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro. Both were said by SE to be "smaller than a credit card" and to sport an "intuitive four-corner touchscreen user interface".
Sony Ericsson's X10 Mini: like the X10, but smaller
The UI place four user-definable icons at each corner of the screen for fast access to whatever features you fancy.
The difference between the two - as per the Vivaz and newly announced Vivaz Pro - is the addition of a slide-out Qwerty keyboard to the Pro model.
Mini Pro: like the X10 Mini, but with a Qwerty keyvoard
Both come with an autofocus 5Mp camera; a 240 x 320, 262,000-colour display; Wi-Fi; assisted GPS; dual-band HSDPA 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge support.
The Mini is slightly smaller than the Mini Pro: 83 x 50 x 16mm and 88g to 90 x 52 x 17mm and 120g.
Comes in black
Both the X10 Mini and the Mini Pro will be available in Q2. The Mini will come in "Pearl White", black, pink, lime, red and silver, while the Pro will only be offered in a choice of black or red. ®
Personal preference I guess
I have an iPod Touch, other than responsiveness, the UI lacks any degree of customisability getting a big thumbs down from me.
Should sell it on really, it's near useless imo.
Just go into the options, find the "new" home screen and select "clear defaults".
Next time you hit the "Home" button you'll get a choice between home screens. You can either leave the phone with the choice or there's a tickbox which allows you to select one as default.
I use the original Android home screen on my Hero. TouchFLO is shiny and all, but I don't need 7 home screens and the default screen is a bit snappier.
Be aware you might lose any custom widgets for the supplied home screen though.
On a similar note, there's a few other home screens floating around in the Android marketplace that you can add and switch to in a similar manner.
And yet the fanbois still claim the Jesus Phone has a better UI. Sigh. ;o)
Anybody want a wireless camera?
You'd think they could have found a product name that wouldn't turn up google (or your paranoid alternative of choice) searches littered with ads for Amazing Wireless cameras...
RE: credit cards...
I don't think anyone was querying how big credit cards are, it's more a case of knowing how big the phone is relative to one!
The relative size of the micro-USB port on the back of it gives you a pretty good idea of the scale.
Looks like it's about as long as my Nexus is wide..... o_0