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Sony Ericsson Releases Two New Smartphones With Deep Facebook Integration

Sony Ericsson has released two new Android powered smartphones with social media integration to take on the Apple iPhone.

The new Xperia Mini and the Xperia Mini Pro smartphones, which were unveiled by Sony Ericsson at an event in London, are powered by the Google Android 2.3 OS with 1 GHz Snapdragon processors.

The phones are similar in size and come with a 3-inch touch screen. However, the Xperia Mini Pro also comes with a slide out keyboard. It also comes with Microsoft Office, McAfee anti-virus and support for Exchange.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), the company revealed that both the devices come with heavy Facebook integration. The company said that users will be able to access the social network from the devices music player, photo gallery, phone book and calender.

“What we’ve done is to create a solution where access to Facebook isn’t only tightly tied to that specific app. Instead you will be able to interact with Facebook in a lot of ways from different parts of your phone. This means it will be easy, faster and more intuitive to like, comment and share from your Xperia smartphone.”

Prices for the smartphones are not yet available.