Write away. Right away - messaging is fast on the Xperia pro smartphone, perfectly balanced through the combination of Sony multimedia technology and Android. Entertainment whenever you want it. And your Xperia pro works as a business phone, too. Slide out the superbly designed keyboard of your Xperia pro smartphone and write away. Your Android keyboard phone comes with a set of smart functions such as the type and send function and smart keyboard - things designed to make your mobile life a little easier. Sony's Exmor R for mobile image sensor keeps your pictures sharp - even in low light. See your snaps in super-bright colors on the reality display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA engine. Or view pictures and videos on an even bigger screen: connect your Xperia pro to your HD TV using the HDMI connector. Synch your email and calendar on the fly. Keep your bearings with apps. Edit your docs and work on the go with your business phone. And when you want more, get it from Android Market.
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Bought it for my wife, was very pleased with the phone.hardware keyboard & android experience & AT&T 3G - these were a must criteria - narrowed down to Motorola milestone 2 / desire Z / xperia promilestone 2 - rejected as available in US only with Verizon as droid 2 (CDMA)desire z - not available in amazon , available in eBay - costly for what it offers and z-hinge sounds terrible (in fact ordered one and then cancelled it)The Xperia UI is very polished, and doesn't necessarily need to be replac
ed by stock android AOSP or CM7(CyanogenMod 7). No green android figures here, UI is aesthetically very mature, good for business environment. Looks like Sony borrowed UI elements from CM7. (Update: Lockscreen has limited options, cannot launch apps unlike Sense 3.0 and cannot control default music player from lock screen - possible to control music player from lock screen for replacement music apps like 'Cubed')
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I have had this phone for a month now. I can report that I am quite happy with it so far.Call quality is good, especially the speaker phone, use that feature all the time.Apps load very fast.Battery life goes fast if you stream video but that seems to be the case with all Android phones.I installed Advanced Task Killer and end any applications that I am not using. This has helped tremendously with the battery life. I usually will have 50% left when I plug it in after a normal work day.Qwerty
keyboard is very nice, camera takes good pictures and videos.This phone does not come with a screen protector so I would recommend buying one with it. I used my phone without a screen protector for the first two weeks and could see faint scratches starting to form.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
WARNING: If you need to use tethering on this phone (MK16a) don't update the phone to ICS (4.0.x) because it won't work. It seems that there is something wrong with the update for the 2011 Xperia "a" models and tethering doesn't work in any way (USB, WI-FI or Bluetooth).Having said that... Currently I love this phone becouse the QWERTY keyboard and because the speed with Gingerbread 2.3.4. With ICS the phone ran very slow even when I rooted the phone and used Titanium Backup to remove some of th
e sofware that came with the phone (e.g. Let's Golf).Because of the tethering issue on ICS I decided downgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4, and found that the 4.0.2.A.0.42 build have an exploit that makes it possible root the phone with that version.Now the phone is running like a charm, very fast and all is working fine.The screen of this phone isn't as good as the Samsung's but it's ok.