Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play isn't the only new mobile phone the company is releasing at Mobile World Congress. The slim and media-centric Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro are also celebrating their official coming out party in Spain.
The only physical difference between the Android-powered candy bar smartphones is that the Neo has a virtual keyboard while the Pro adds a physical keyboard.
On both handsets, the 3.7-inch touchscreen supports 16.7 million colours and a 854x480-pixel resolution. Three physical controls (Home, Back and Menu) sit below the display, and a volume rocker, power control, 3.5mm headset jack, a microSD card slot and micro-USB ports line the sides.
The Xperia Pro's keyboard is spacious and comfortable. The keys are slightly raised and the large space bar is located conveniently in the centre of the bottom row.
Features on both phones include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a Sony Bravia graphics engine, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 320MB of internal memory, messaging and email, an FM radio, a personal organiser, Sony Ericsson's Timescape interface, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB syncing and mass storage, a music player, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.
Update: February 15, 2011 — Telstra has announced it will bring the Xperia Neo to Australia in the first half of 2011. While pricing and a specific launch date were not disclosed, the Neo will initially be locked to Telstra's Next G network exclusively for three months.
Take a closer look at both models in our video and photo gallery below.