Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro put HD video on Facebook
Sony Ericsson's powerfully tiny new Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro Android smart phones deeply integrate features, including hi-def video, with Facebook.
Lest you forget Sony makes TVs, both wee handsets feature a 3-inch 'Reality Display' with the Mobile Bravia Engine. That's the same technology found in the superb Xperia Arc -- it's supposed to reduce image noise while improving colour, sharpness and contrast.
The ickle phones offer high-definition 720p video recording, and Sony Ericsson reckons the Xperia mini is the world's smallest Android phone capable of such a videographic feat. We expect this record to last all of two days. The mini pro is a tad chunkier thanks to its slide-out Qwerty keyboard.
All that HD and display-processing goodness is possible thanks to a 1GHz
There's a decent enough 5-megapixel camera on board, offering a range of imaging niceties such as face and smile detection, LED flash, image stabilisation and touch focus, plus a front-facing VGA camera.
Sony has capitalised on the fact that, by law, everyone is now on Facebook, introducing Facebook Inside. What does this mean? Simply,is now deeply integrated into many of the Xperia's functions: the music player, the picture gallery, the phone book and the calendar.
Our heads are already spinning at the ghastly prospect of how easy it will now be to send deeply embarrassing videos accompanied by cheesy music to all our Facebook 'friends' every Saturday at 3.30am. Mercifully, LinkedIn isn't an option.
Colours! We nearly forgot the colours. It's very important to note that a range of shades will be available -- probably dependent on which network you choose, how much you pay, and whether you're a boy or a girl -- including black, white, pink, dark pink, turquoise and blue.
Availability? Sometime this autumn.