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At Mobile World Congress, Mini is In

by Travis Harvey | February 17, 2010February 17, 2010 6:21 am PDT

While Microsoft seems to have already stolen much of the show with the unveiling of Windows Phone 7 Series, there are still many more phones making their way around blogosphere.  We’ve only seen half of what Mobile World Congress has to offer, but one trend we’ve already seen is the mini phone.  LG, HTC, and Sony Ericsson all joined the game, each with their own offering.

LG Mini GD880lg-mini-gd880

LG announced yesterday the world’s first 3 way sync feature phone courtesy of their own LG Air Sync.  Air Sync allows users to continually sync data on the phone with information stored on their PCs and browser history through a wireless network.   The Mini GD880 sports a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, AGPS, and FM radio.  They’re sure packing a lot into a device that’s only 10.6 millimeters thin.  The Mini GD880 is headed to Europe this March.

hdminiHTC HD Mini

Among the many handsets HTC had to show off, none were more recognizable than the HD Mini.  With a smaller 3.2-inch display, the HD Mini follows in the footsteps of its larger counterpart, the HD2.  The HD Mini runs HTC’s custom Sense UI atop Windows Mobile 6.5.3.  Hardware details were scarce, but I wouldn’t expect the HD Mini to be packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor.  If all goes as planned, the HTC HD Mini should be set for a European/Asian release sometime in April.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini & Mini Pro

Delivering the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 experience in a smaller package, both the X10 Mini and Mini Pro bring Sony Ericsson’s Timescape interface on top of Android 1.6.  Timescape centralizes all communication with your contacts into one easy tox10minimanage layout.  Both devices are packed into a 2.5-inch touchscreen with a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, AGPS and Bluetooth capabilities.  The Mini Pro’s landscape QWERTY keyboard sets it apart from its standard Mini counterpart.  Expect both to ship sometime during Q2 of 2010.

[Via Engadget]


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