Thursday, May 5, 2011

There's A New Small Kid In Town!

A long awaited successor to the Xperia X10 Mini and Mini Pro... Sony Ericsson has FINALLY announced the new Xperia Mini and Mini Pro (dropping the X10 model name).

Over the current Mini and Mini Pro, the new models have improved the ff:
  • 1 GHz CPU!!!!
  • Screen now 320 x 480 (vs 240 x 320)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Major RAM upgrade now at 512MB
  • Built in storage now at 400MB
  • Aperture seems to be fixed at f2.6
  • And like the Arc, it features the Exmor low-light sensor and Bravia display engine
And as an added surprise... the new Mini Pro has a front facing camera!  Although, no info of whether it will support 3G video calls... or if it's just for IP based video conferencing.

The new features may actually put the Mini Pro above the Arc in terms of sheer performance.  Having  similar CPU & RAM, but running on a much smaller screen would leave a lot of processing power left over for apps.

I like that it's only slightly larger than my current Mini Pro, but it has 2x the screen real-estate.  And I'm liking how they updated the corner menu!  It was already a great idea before, they made it much better now!  I was a big fan of ELSE Mobile, but seeing as how they're not really moving... I'm glad SE decided to adopt a similar fan-style menu.  The corner menu system is probably the most creative menu system on a smartphone today.

Can't wait!

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