So we fully expected the Xperia Arc, Neo and Play, but Sony Ericsson did manage to throw in a cheeky surprise at their exclusive Mobile World Congress event. Rounding off the new line-up is the Xperia Pro.
Pro, of course, means there’s a full sliding QWERTY keyboard, typically seen as a big draw for business dudes and their email needs.
The Xperia Pro’s keyboard boasts a smooth sliding mechanism and a nice gap between the keys – always good for avoiding irksome typos.
Like the other new Xperias, it’ll feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sony’s Bravia engine for super-bright and ultra-clear screenage. The screen itself will be 3.7in.
The Pro has drag-and-drop support for apps and files. It’s a neat feature, true, but clearly inspired by the iPhone. As with iOS, you can rename the folders or stick with the default names.
The business-oriented Xperia Pro will also have an FM radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HDMI support. It'll be available in red, silver and black.
We’ll be heading down to visit Sony Ericsson for a shot soon. More piccies to follow.