Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (SK17a) Black – Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3 inch Multi-touch Display with Sony Bravia Engine for Mobile, Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard, 5MP Camera with 16x Digital Zoom, HD Video, xLOUD, Internet, Wi-Fi and DLNA Capable, BT 2.1, aGPS, Android Marketplace, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100, Talk Time up to 5 hrs 40 min (GSM), Standby up to 331 hrs., Includes: Battery, Charger, MicroUSB cable, Stereo Headset and 2GB MicroSD.

Though small in size, the unlocked, 3G-enabled Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro mobile phone (model SK17a) comes packed full of innovative features. Powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, you’ll get access to a wealth of Google mobile services as well as hundreds of thousands of apps from the Android Market.

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The Android-powered Xperia Mini Pro.

The 3.0-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine multi-touch display delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image thanks to its LED backlighting. It’s also outfitted with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard that includes fast Type & Send functionality, which eliminates the need to open a dedicated application for each type of message. Additionally, the Smart Keyboard triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when you slide out the keyboard.

The 5.0-megapixel camera has a f/2.6 lens, enabling you to capture high quality, bright still photos and HD videos even in low light. The auto-focus camera includes stabilization for still and video capture, smile detection, geotagging, an LED flash, and red-eye reduction features. It also captures HD 720p video. And you can enjoy on-the-go video chats via the front-facing VGA camera.

Get direct access to your 16 most used apps by dragging icons from your desktop into the corners of the homescreen. Synchronize your e-mail, calendar and contacts thanks to Exchange ActiveSync. Plus, with the pre-loaded OfficeSuite, you can view documents sent as e-mail attachments.

Other features include a single-core 1 GHz processor, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation (using built-in Google Maps) and location services, 320 MB user accessible internal memory, microSD expansion (up to 32 GB), access to both personal and corporate e-mail, DLNA wireless media streaming, and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.

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Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for fast messaging on the go.

Smart Keyboard

Your keyboard knows what to do before you know what to type. When you slide it out, the Xperia Mini Pro’s Smart Keyboard function predicts what you want to do. Reading an e-mail? “Reply, Reply all or Forward?” automatically pops up. Online? The address and search field is activated.

Get Social

A highly social mobile phone, the Xperia Mini Pro includes Sony Ericsson Timescape, which lets all your communication with a person come together in one place. Facebook posts, calls, text messages are all gathered, so you don’t have to open loads of different apps to see what’s going on.

And with Facebook inside Xperia (developed in close cooperation with Facebook), you can make your entertainment truly social. Your Facebook albums pop up in your phone’s gallery, and you can comment directly on the pictures. Share recommendations and likes from the music player. Don’t miss any of your friends’ birthdays or other exciting Facebook events–they’re all automatically visible in your calendar. You only need to sign in once to Facebook during start-up of your Xperia Mini Pro.

Vital Statistics

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro weighs 4.8 ounces and measures 3.5 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches. Its 1200 mAh lithium-polymer battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 340 hours (14+ days) of standby time. This 3G-enabled phone runs on 800/1900/2100 3G frequencies (compatible with AT&T) in the United States, and international 900/2100 MHz 3G frequencies. Additionally, it runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies for voice and 2G data.

What’s in the Box

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro handset, rechargeable battery, USB/wall charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide

Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The Xperia Mini Pro runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread)–the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you’re playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android (“Froyo”), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Xperia Mini Pro also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you’ll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

Unlocked Phone

This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.

This phone can be paired with 800/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA 3G networks in the United States (as well as 900/2100 MHz 3G networks found around the world, including in Europe and Asia). In areas not served by a 3G network, you’ll continue to receive 2G data service via the EDGE network (depending on network compatibility).

Note that the downloading of maps, games, music and videos and uploading of images and videos involves transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission, and the availability of particular services and features may vary by carrier.

This phone comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty (1-year).

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  • 1 GHz single-core processor speeds up everything–from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 3.0-inch multi-touch display (Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine) with LED backlighting, scratch-resistant glass, and proximity sensor (320 x 480 pixels).
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard with Smart Keyboard functionality
  • Onboard GPS with Google Maps featuring turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views, and more.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • DLNA compatibility allows you to stream media content from the phone to any other DLNA-certified device as well as play a file from a server on your phone.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 320 MB internal memory (user accessible)
  • 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, image stabilizer, auto-focus, touch focus, and red-eye reduction.
  • HD 720p video capture capabilities with video stabilization.
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video chats.
  • Multimedia player compatible with MP3 and AAC music formats, and MPEG4, H.264, and H.263 video formats
  • FM radio with RDS capabilities
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Access to Facebook and Twitter
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync accounts.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.

Product Features

  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone with US/International 3G plus GPRS/EDGE connectivity (not compatible with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint)
  • Android 2.3-powered smartphone with brilliant LED-backlit 3.0-inch multi-touch display, slide-out QWERTY Smart Keyboard, and 1 GHz processor
  • 5.0-MP camera with HD 720p video capture; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS navigation; microSD expansion
  • Up to 5.5 hours of talk time, up to 340 hours (14+ days) of standby time; released in August, 2011
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, USB/wall charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide