Sony launches Xperia Mini in Middle East

Smartphone features integrated Facebook app, access to thousands of apps

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Sony launches Xperia Mini in Middle East Sony Ericsson have launched the Xperia Mini in the Middle East.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 30, 2011

Sony Ericsson has launched the Xperia Mini smartphone in the Middle East. The phone features access to over 250,000 apps on the Android market and has a 3-inch scratch-resistant, multi-touch glass screen.

The device is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM processor and runs on Google's Android Gingerbread 2.3, it also Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p).

"Despite the compact size, the XperiaTM mini offers feature-rich applications that address the needs of today's users. Additionally, XperiaTM mini comes pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software, allowing consumers to manage documents and e-mails instantly and securely while on the move," said Rudiger Odenbach, general manager, Middle East, Sony Ericsson.

The improved user interface is designed to allow the display of up to 16 apps on the home screen and now has Facebook inside Xperia, designed to provide social media integration.

Facebook in the new Xperia mini is accessible from the most used areas of the phone such as the picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar. Furthermore, the application enables users to ‘like', share and comment.

The Xperia mini is priced at $272, comes in black and white and is available across all leading electronics retailers.

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