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How To Root Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Mini Pro

So, the rooting software for Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Mini Pro is officially out and kudos to the folks at XDA Developers once again. To get started though, you may require some significant understanding with adb and terminal commands. The rooting application makes use of the same hack that was used in the root for Motorola Droid X.

If you are ready to get started, click here to download the ZIP file for the X10 root software. Once done, enable USB debugging on your phone by visiting Settings>Applications>Development and then connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable. You may then have to key in a series of terminal commands that you can find here.

While rooting the phone definitely sounds exciting, please note the standard disclaimers. Rooting your Sony Ericsson X10 Mini or Mini Pro may void your phone’s warranty besides permanently bricking the device. So, it’s always a good idea to be sure of what you are attempting to do.

Nevertheless, should you try this method out, why don’t you tell us how it works in the comments section below.


Rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Now Possible

Own a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that you so desperately want to root? Well, it just became a possibility. Folks at the XDA Developers forum have finally been able to root the Xperia 10. Bad news is that the rooting process requires its own hardware. Secondly, the process is still not available for the common masses. So hold on till that is made available.

Nevertheless, rooting can be quite dangerous and unless you are made of nerdy-geeky material, it is always inadvisable. Nevertheless, if you are looking for more information, head over to the XDA forums – that is, if you can understand whatever is being spoken there. I couldn’t.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Technical Specifications And Launch Date Revealed

A Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could soon be out on the stands. The device is reported to have been cleared by the FCC earlier this week and if rumors are to be trusted, expect the handset to be available in the US markets by Q2 of this year.

What do you get to have? Here are some important tech specs and features in addition to what we had noted earlier

Display : 2.5 inch touchscreen QVGA
Processor : 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor
Mobile OS : Android 1.6
Connectivity : EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Camera : 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus

Other features include
3.5mm audio jack
Colors : Pearl White, Black, Pink, Lime, Red and Silver (X10 Mini)

[via Ubergizmo]

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Sony Ericsson Satio Technical Specifications And Price

Sony Ericsson’s awaited Satio has finally launched. The device brings with it a 12.1 megapixel camera and a host of other impressive tech specs. Here is what you may expect from Sony Ericsson Satio

Dimension : 112 x 55 x 13mm
Display : 3.5 inches, 360 x 640 pixels, 16:9 nHD TFT touch screen
Internal Memory : 8GB microSD media card
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
Camera : 12.1 megapixel with auto focus and digital zoom
Data Transfer : GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA

Features include
Photo apps
Video capture
GPS and Location based services
Music player
Music recognition
Youtube application

Price : $650 Unlocked

[via Sony Ericsson]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 : Features And Pricing Plans UK

Sony Ericsson’s first Android phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has launched on T-Mobile UK. According to the company’s website, the cheapest price plans start at £35.00 with a two year contract period.

Technical Specifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Dimension (mm) : 119 x 63 x 13
Memory : 8GB memory card
Battery : 05:50:00 talk time with 340 hours standby
Camera : 8MP with Flash, Zoom and Video Recording
Internet Connectivity : 3G and GPRS enabled with built-in GPS

Price Plans for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on T-Mobile

£35.00 per month : Free handset with 900 minutes, 500 texts amd unlimited* internet with 24 months contract

£40.00 per month : £18.00 handset with 1200 minutes, 500 texts with unlimited* internet with 18 months contract

There are also cheaper monthly price plans (starting at £10.00 that come with higher cost for the handset.)

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Wireless Media Player To Stream Media

The number of media files accessed and the method of access is aplenty. Users consume content from radio, play audio tracks, video tracks, stream audio and video tracks from third party source. As a result, the method to play these different formats and organizing these as playlists is getting increasingly complicated.

Sony Ericsson has applied for a patent on a technology that can make this organization of media easy. In its recent filing, the inventors  write,

“According to a first aspect, this object is fulfilled by a wireless device, comprising a media player; a radio signal receiver system configured to receive media signals; a controller comprising a memory comprising a list of different media options, and a media scanner configured to scan the radio signal receiver system to detect media content associated with the media options.

In one embodiment the wireless device comprises a user interface, wherein the controller is configured to output an alert signal through the user interface to indicate that media content associated with the media options list has been detected by the media scanner.

In one embodiment the media options includes a plurality of different media channels, the device comprising a user interface including a display operable to present a list of media channels, wherein the controller is configured to highlight a media channel on the display responsive to the media scanner detecting reception of that media channel.”

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Mobile Phone Camera With Sound-Based Remote Control

Let us say you are with a group of friends and want to take a group-snap. It is always possible to use your camera’s timer device to set the focus and run to your positions. But this does not always help when you have to take several pictures with your friends since it would mean you have to run to and from your camera several times.

Sony Ericsson has described a new sound-based remote control technology for their smartphones that could make taking self-portaits a pleasure. The phone shall come with a ‘Sound Photo Trigger‘ option that can be turned on or off as required. While the trigger is on, the user may either use specific sounds or use speech recognition technology to trigger the camera by uttering certain words. The inventors write in a patent application,

“Trigger sound determination may be performed by detecting a rapid deviation of sound from sensed ambient noise level. For example, the user could trigger exposure of a photo by stamping a foot, snapping fingers, clapping a hand against a body, or by other sharp sounds. As an alternative, speech recognition can be used as a trigger mechanism. A predetermined word or phrase may be chosen as a photo trigger and stored as data in the phone memory. Speech recognition processing can be performed on received speech signals to trigger an image exposure if the predetermined word or phrase is recognized.”

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Sounds interesting, but I would be surprised if such a technology didn’t already exist..It feels like 2002..

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Priced At $199 In USA?

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is expected to launch in just a couple of months from now. According to a source folks at BGR spoke to, the handset could be launched on the AT&T network at a price of $199. Of course, this is with a two year contract. The unsubsidized cost of the phone could well be over $900.

According to this source, the phone could be expected at around the April-May time. We wonder if Sony Ericsson got it wrong with the timing. There have been a couple of hyped Android phones being launched of late and with possible announcements regarding the iPhone speculated to be announced around April, we might just guess that Xperia X10 might lose a fair chunk of customers to its rivals mainly because of a delayed launch. What do you think?

[via BGR]