The Sony Ericsson Mini, a smartphone so small it fits in the palm of one’s hand, is going on sale in Japan on Oct. 28 through telecommunication company eAccess. The Sony Ericsson Mini carries Google’s operating system Android. It measures 8.8 centimeters by 5.2 cm, about the size of a credit card, and weighs 99 grams. The display has icons located in the four corners, making it possible to both hold and operate with a single hand. It carries a five megapixel camera and the Mobile Bravia Engine for photos with more vivid colors. The phone supports tethering- connecting PCs or other devices to the Internet via a smartphone.
The smallest and lightest Japanese smartphone is going on sale for 29,840 yen ($388) on a two-year contract, with monthly data transmission payments that can go for 3,795 yen ($49) after a discount. It is the first Sony Ericsson phone eAccess is offering.