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  1. mike_11

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking into getting a new mobile phone and was thinking of the X10 mini pro. Besides the "normal" phone features I intend to surf the web, check webmail (POP/IMAP) and install some apps like a PDF document viewer.

    Sony-Ericsson have stated the phone won't be upgraded beyond Android 2.1.

    So my question is: given that the phones won't go beyond Android 2.1 how does it affect:
    - the number of apps I can install? can I install almost everything from the apps store?
    - the web surfing: is the browser tightly coupled to the OS or can I just install newer versions whenever they come out? having good flash support would be nice.

    Lastly, given my intended (and rather basic) use of the phone is it worth waiting for the newer model or should I buy now since I won't really benefit from a newer OS?.

    TIA.
     

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    I have am x8 which is very similar just slightly larger and no hard keyboard. I have thirty plus apps on it and find it a good phone without too many frills but perfect for texting, bit of browsing, Facebook and Twitter. The only difference on the mini is that the screen resolution / size prevents some apps being available.
     
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    Thanks.

    Does the x10 mini pro support adobe flash? skype?.
     
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    I haven't downloaded it but there is an official skype app. It says you need release 2.2 for the sams. galaxy but I don't know about this phone.
     
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    It doesn't support flash. :(
     
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    There will be no 2.3 upgrade for mini, mini pro, or X8

     
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    Exactly-.-
     
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    It should be available during next month in Croatia, so I suppose it will be also available worldwide. :)

    I hope I will have enough money till then, so I can buy it. :(
     

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