Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini on stand.jpeg
Codename Robyn
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks

2G
Quad-band GSM/GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32–48 kbit/s/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G

Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA: 850/1900/2100/900 MHz
Successor Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
Dimensions 83.0 × 50.0 × 16.0 mm
Weight 88 g with battery
CPU 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
Memory 256 MB RAM
Storage 128 MB in phone, up to 64 GB on microSDHC memory card (2 GB card included)
Battery BST-38 Standard battery: Li-Po 950 mAh.
Data inputs dual touch
Display TFT, 2,55″, 16M color,
240×320 pixels (157 ppi) (QVGA), hardened
Rear camera MP with Auto focus, Flash LED illumination and Geo tagging.
Connectivity GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini—also known as the E10i (international) or E10a (Americas)—is a smartphone by Sony Ericsson in the Xperia series. It is the second Sony Ericsson smartphone to run the Android operating system,[1] and also one of the smallest Android handsets to date.

The X10 Mini was first revealed on 14 February 2010.[2] Apart from the physical dimensions, the phone also differs feature-wise as compared to the X10. Text input is done via a virtual keypad on the Mini and a full QWERTY, QWERTZ, or AZERTY slide-out keyboard on the X10 Mini pro.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini pro

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini pro (U20i/U20a) is an upgrade to the X10 Mini with many of the internal specifications being identical. The major differences between the original X10 Mini and X10 Mini pro is the slide-out keyboard, a replaceable battery, and the pro having slightly larger dimensions (3.5 × 2.0 × 0.7 inches opposed to 3.3 × 2.0 × 0.6 inches).

The X10 Mini and X10 Mini pro are designed to look similar and share functionality with the larger Xperia X10, but are internally very different devices. Both handhelds lack Sony Ericsson's "Mediascape" media-management software, but include "Timescape" as well as the proprietary "Rachael" UI.

OS upgrade

The X10 Mini/Pro (as well as the X10) originally ran Android 1.6, with an update to 2.1 being rolled out from Sunday 31 October 2010, to Tuesday 30 November 2010.[3] The updated Xperia X10 Mini/Pro is more responsive and faster when compared to older Android version 1.6. However, Sony Ericsson has no plans to upgrade the 2010 Xperia phones beyond Android 2.1, except the X10 that was upgraded to Android 2.3.

Officially, both the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro can not be upgraded beyond Android 2.1, although unofficially, ports of CyanogenMod, among others, allow them to be upgraded to 2.2, 2.3, 4.0, and 4.1.[4] These updates require rooting of the phone (which has warranty implications) and potentially flashing of a third-party kernel.

Awards

  • Red Dot Product Design Award 2010[5]
  • European Mobile Phone 2010–2011[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini / Mini Pro review". Engadget. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Get Compact and Clever with Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10mini pro". Sony Ericsson. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [ROM] MiniCM10-4.1.0 [RELEASED] [15/3/13]JB … | Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini
  5. ^ "Compact and clever". Sony Ericsson. 
  6. ^ "Xperia X10 mini – European Mobile Phone 2010–2011". Sony Ericsson. 

External links

  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini official website
  • XDA Developers X10 Mini Wiki
  • XDA Developers X10 Mini Pro Development Forum
  • Android 2.3.7 for X10mini and X10mini pro
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