Got a tip from the local PR of Sony-Ericsson Philippines that the Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro will be coming out in stores this July (though no exact dates yet).
Here are the recommended retail price they gave me:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini – Php16,990
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro – Php17,990
Announced back in February, the Xperia X10 Mini is the smaller version of the X10 with almost the same specs. This is targeted to those who wants the design and features of the phone but cannot afford the Php32.5k SRP of the X10.
Sony Ericsson XPeria X10 Mini & Mini Pro
2.55â€³ touch screen @ 240Ã—320 pixels
Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz
128MB internal memory
up to 16GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
GPS w/ aGPS support
Android OS 1.6 w/ TimeScape UI
I’m not sure if the OS will still be v1.6 and not the newer 2.1 although I have this feeling it will be since my X10 still does not have the upgrades available.