What do you get when you pack all of the features and functionality of a typical entry-level music phone into a tiny 75 x 44 x 18 mm package? Wait for it, wait for it… A very small entry-level music phone. Sony Ericsson introduced the world to its new Xmini handset for KDDI earlier today and it pretty much looks like something out of Zoolander. In a nutshell, the Xmini is a Walkman phone with a slider form factor and hidden touch sensitive buttons. It features what are essentially the same specs of a basic normal-sized music phone, and stuffs them into a tiny vetically-challenged package. Bluetooth, basic messaging functionality, wildly obnoxious ringtones – it’s all there. We don’t expect the Xmini to make its way over to the US any time soon but we can’t say we’ll be losing any sleep hoping it will.

[Via Unwired View]


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.