The European Imaging and Sound Association awarded the Sony Xperia X10 Mini their "Best European Mobile Phone 2010-2011." Android Central notes that this is not the device's first award, noting that "the mobile device already has been flaunting its award for the "prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award 2010.""
The date range for the award is slightly inappropriate, as Phandroid mentions that "the selection is fine by me, but they should at least narrow that window a little bit: with almost 1.5 years left I’m pretty sure it will be usurped." EuroDroid seems to agree, observing that it is "quite an award given we’re only just over halfway through 2010…"
EuroDroid adds that the reason that the X10 Mini received the award is due to the "X10 Mini’s range of features and the way Sony Ericsson stuffed it all into such a tiny form factor," and with features like "GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and a 5 megapixel camera with flash," I too feel that this little Android handset is quite the accomplishment.
Below is part of the official press release from Sony Ericsson's Press Room:
Sony Ericsson is pleased to announce that the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini has been awarded “European Mobile Phone 2010-2011” by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA*). Chosen for its unique combination of compact size and excellent performance with a comprehensive range of features, the accolade highlights Sony Ericsson’s commitment to deliver smartphones optimised for communication and entertainment through its Sony Ericsson Xperia™ smartphones.
Editors from 50 special interest magazines across Europe singled out the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini as their number one mobile phone, highlighting the mobile phone’s style and design features and the easy way you can use it to communicate with just one hand. This recent accolade follows the earlier announcement that the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini has received the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award 2010.
The official award citation from the EISA jury reads: “Xperia X10 mini from Sony Ericsson is a very small and stylish mobile phone. Nonetheless, it delivers excellent performance with a comprehensive range of features such as GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and a 5 megapixel camera with flash. The phone runs on the Android platform and offers users the full benefits of a much larger device although its touch screen size is just 2.55-inch (6.48 cm). Its small size and weight and variety of vivid case colours make it perfect for introducing the fairer sex to smartphone technology.”
Image from EuroDroid