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]

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, 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 in the US and around the world. 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.