Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Launch at MWC: A Good Secret

There’s some great stuff coming out of MWC 2011 already and it only begins officially today! If you want a look at the schedule for day one or would like details for where to find live streaming for keynotes then click on the links. Yesterday we had reveals of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, and a previously unknown handset, which the phone giant had managed to keep secret, the Xperia Pro.

We’ve already given you specs and release details for the Xperia Pro and now we have some thoughts from a hands-on experience and a video that you can see below this story. The specs of this device are looking pretty impressive with 1GHz Snapdragon processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 8-megapixel camera, but now we have details of a hands-on experience from Vlad Savov over on Engadget, and it looks as though Sony Ericsson kept a pretty good secret.

Savov noted the keyboard was well-spaced but did point out a few issues with software on the demo devices seen. The Xperia pro runs a Sony Ericsson customized version of Android 2.3 and it did not run as smoothly as expected. However on the beautiful Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, due out in March, this was not a problem so maybe this is just an ironing-out problem. The design and build of the Xperia pro was found to be impressive except for the very small volume control buttons and a rather bizarrely placed power button.

All in all though it’s looking pretty good and we particularly like the look of the silver version. If you’re interested in the Xperia pro and want more information then check out the Sony Ericsson MWC news page here where you can also see more images of the pro. What are your thoughts on the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, which will be released at the end of Q2? Let us know with your comments please.