Sony Ericsson outs Neo, Pro smartphones
One for keyboard lovers, one for the rest
MWC 2011 Sony Ericsson's other Mobile World Congress-launched smartphones - Neo and Pro - won't garner as many headlines as the Xperia Play, but these near-identical siblings are worth a look.
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Pro
The two differ only in the Pro's inclusion of a landscape-orientation slide-down Qwerty keyboard. Both run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, and they have the same 3.7in, 480 x 854 capacitive touchscreen driven by Sony's Mobile Bravia chip.
The two smartphone both come with an 8GB Micro SD card for storage, HDMI output, Wi-Fi and tri-band HSPA 3G.
The Neo goes on sale at the end of March - Orange has the exclusive on the black model, but it'll also be available in blue and red. You'll have to wait until the end of June for the Pro, whether you want it in black, silver or red. ®
Consumer Choice in the Android Camp
I like the fact that SE still offer smartphones with the choice of keyboard or not.
There are still people out there who like to have a physical qwerty/azerty 'user experience'
Smart looking handsets, too
Another 4 row keyboard! Why... why?!
Oh I really do like the look of the Pro, any word yet on which carrier will take the Pro? I hope O2 since they have the previous ones, fingers crossed.
You should be able to - that's a standard Android feature, so I don't see why S.E. would disable it.
Can I access them as USB storage devices from Linux?