If you’re after the Xperia X10 Mini, it could be worth taking a look at the offer Argos has on in the UK. The handset usually retails for £179.99 and the pricing is no different at Argos, although you do need to also top up £10. You will however get some extras free with the handset if reserved and collected in store. Unfortunately the offer isn’t available online, so you will need to collect from your nearest store with stock.


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For those who have been extremely interested in the Pink Vivaz we recently saw from Sony Ericsson, we now have a time scale for release. Sony Ericsson have shown of the phone on their blog today, along with a video from Maiko Ishida, who is the product planner for Vivaz. She shares her story behind the design of the handset while showing off the Vivaz in light pink. The Vivaz will be coming out in pink by the end of this quarter, so we should see it by September in stores. Unfortunately Sony Ericsson haven’t released any specifics on what regions will be receiving the handsets. All we know is that it will be “selected markets”. As always though, we’ll keep our ears to the ground to find out where exactly the pink model will be released. You can view the video of the pink Vivaz and the story behind the design below.


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Releasing handsets in multiple colors seems to be Sony Ericsson’s “thing” lately. More specifically the Xperia X10 Mini and the recently announced Xperia X8, showing up in more colors than we’ve ever seen before. While the Vivaz doesn’t have quite as many colors, a new color model will be released soon. Currently the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is available in Cosmic Black, Silver Moon, Venus Ruby and Galaxy Blue (or black, silver, red and blue to the rest of the world). Pink will be the fifth color for the handset. All specs of the phone will remain the same, it will just be a different color chassis.


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ifixit tear down x10 mini

Ifixit.com have had the pleasure of taking a E10i (European, similar to the E10A US model) Xperia X10 Mini and opening it up and dismantling it. Sounds like fun? Well, fortunately they have also documented the procedure so that anyone who wants to try it can do (we aren’t advising anyone does so) and anyone, like us, who just wants a nosy inside the X10 Mini without risking breaking one can see it all for themselves.

Apparently the procedure was pretty easy to do and although they didnt put the handset back together they seem sure it will be a simple task too.


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The Sony Ericsson Yendo has only recently been revealed but, Mobique have already had a hands on with the phone. The Sony Ericsson Yendo is the company’s first phone from the refreshed Walkman range. Upon initial inspection, it appears that the Yendo is run on Android, like the Xperia X10 Mini which the handset resembles. With further inspection however, it’s revealed that the interface is only similar with regards to the four corner touch UI, which allows you to access the Walkman player, keypad, contacts and can be changed to access other features of the phone.


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Sony Ericsson has developed a full touch Walkman phone- the Sony Ericsson Yendo. The phone is similar to the X10 Mini but, is however not an Android handset. The Yendo measures 93.5 x 52 x 15.8 mm and weighs 81 grams

The phone features a 2.6 inch touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 720 MHz processor and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack connector.

Other features include a 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, FM Radio, Speakerphone, micro USB connector and an A2DP Bluetooth Stereo. The phone also offers 5 MB of internal memory. The battery supports 3.5 hours of talktime and 312 hours of standby.


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