For those of you who might find the larger Sony Ericsson X10 too large (really?), the X10 Mini may well have been on your radar, ready to fill a gap in your handbag (or ‘man bag’, for those metrosexual chaps out there – or even ‘satchel’ if you’re a one-man-wolfpack).
The good news, is that The Carphone Warehouse in the UK, are now selling the X10 Mini. The handset is free on contracts from £15 a month on Vodaphone, and available free on Orange, T-Mobile, 3 and O2 as well. Pay as you go customers will apparently find the X10 Mini available from £200, but it doesn’t appear to be available from The Carphone Warehouse in this guise at the time of writing.
At a mere 88 g/3.1 oz, you’d be hard pushed to notice if it was in your pocket, so it’s a good job the X10 Mini is available in fetching colours, including an interesting shade of ‘Lime’. However, it is worth noting that the face of the unit still remains black.
Unlike its bigger brother, the X10 Mini ‘only’ sports a QVGA 240 x 320 pixel screen, but the X10 Mini is no slouch, what with a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor powering Google™ Android 1.6. The 2.55″ screen seems a bit small, but for an Android phone the size of a credit card, some compromise has to be made.
If the X10 is too large for you, and X10 Mini is too small, like Goldilocks, you might want to hold out for something just the right size. If that’s the case, then the Sony Ericsson ‘Shakira’ might well be something worth keeping an eye on.
[via: Tech Watch; The Carphone Warehouse]