What happens when you take the Xperia Neo and add a slide-out keyboard? You get the Xperia Pro, of course! It’s sporting the same 3.7″ 854×480 as the Neo, plus the same 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. On the back there is an 8MP on the shooter with a 2MP on the front. All this comes together on Android 2.3.
At MWC we got a chance to go hands-on with the Xperia Pro. Its slide-out QWERTY keyboard is good, except for the exceptionally small key travel in the keyboard, which some of you might find not appealing. We liked the way the slide-out mechanism feels, [...]
Sony Ericsson appears to be working on a new phone with model number MK16i, which is rumored to be a version of the Hallon (a.k.a. “Vivaz 2” and probably branded as Xperia Neo) with a keyboard. So far the only thing we know about this device — other than the fact that it bears a very similar model number to MT-15i Hallon — is that it features a six-megapixel camera (or is testing at that resolution, at least), the same as Hallon. Japanese site Blog of Mobile!!! is reporting that MK16i goes by the codename Iyokan, which Wikipedia describes as a popular Japanese [...]