Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini unboxing and hands on

Spend a few days with a 4-plus inch screen and every other mobile starts to look small. Grab Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini, and it appears absolutely tiny. So tiny in fact, that this thing feels like a feature phone – no matter the operating system – simply because of the small screen. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a sleek, high-quality feature phone with a killer UX and a decent level of customization, but a feature phone nonetheless.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because not everyone wants to spend half of their paycheck on the talker/texter that will sit in their pocket for the next year or so. My only question is, will the price tag be low enough to make this phone a hit? It’s got the looks, it’s got the gimmick, and it’s got the style. What it doesn’t have is the hardware keyboard of the “Pro” model – a phone I am now yearning to test. But the Mini is what I have, and I’m going to see what I can do with it.