I've been browsing through the forums and found out that at least some people have been having this same problem. Although I found that many had these problems there were no solutions available. Got a brand new xperia mini straight from the box updated with the latest 2.1 android. The problem is that: None of the applications can access the 3G network. Only the default browser is able to connect to the internet via 3G. Applications like Gmail, maps, facebook, Opera, timescape...you name it...none of the programs isn't connecting through 3G. All the other programs can connect to the internet via WLAN. But of course WLAN isn't always available. This kinda cripples the phone. GPS works but without internet connection to the maps its useless Any ideas how to fix this? I tried to re-install the OS and some of the applications. I also tried different SIM card if there would had been some function in the sim blocking the access. At least raise your hand if you are experiencing the same symptoms. Eventually someone will find a way how to fix this.