While all of us stateside continue to wait in anticipation, the Xperia Play launched late last month in the U.K. And today, Sony Ericsson added three more devices to its Xperia lineup that we’ll likely have to initially admire from afar. The Xperia mini, the Xperia mini pro, and the Xperia acro were all unveiled in London today. Right off the bat, you can forget about the Xperia acro: The next-gen model of the Xperia arc will launch only in Japan. We got our hands on the Xperia arc at CES this year, and were impressed with its 4.2-inch, 854×480 display and impressive custom interface. But no dice for those of us stateside, as it hasn’t made the cut for any U.S. carriers.
Moving on to the more realistic releases, the Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro. Both are set to launch worldwide in the beginning of the third quarter and feature 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and Android 2.3, as well as HD video recording – which is impressive for their diminutive size. Sony says both are also outfitted with Facebook insider Xperia, which is much more than your standard Facebook app. It makes the phone a social-focused device, with Facebook integrated into every element of the phone. Like a song you’re listening to? There’s an option to “Like” it via Facebook’s automatically embedded features. It also means your contact list will pull information from Facebook to add photos and interests to your friends.
The mini pro gives users a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in addition to a touchscreen, and also comes pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software.
Here are some of the technical specs for the two new Android smartphones and some of their differences (prices have yet to be released):