Sony Ericsson’s Xperia pro hits the FCC, gets torn down

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Back in February Sony Ericsson announced its Xperia pro, an Android 2.3 QWERTY slider.  Today the device won approval from the FCC, and got torn down in the process.

The Xperia pro features a 3.7-inch screen with an 854 x 480 resolution, 1GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon CPU, 8MP rear and 2MP front facing cameras, support for microSD cards up to 32GB in size, and 320MB of RAM.  But most notably, the device will feature what appears to be a comfortably-sized QWERTY keyboard.  While the Xperia pro lacks the dedicated row of number keys featured on the DROID 3, the pro definitely offers more typing real estate the Sony Ericsson’s other QWERTY sliders such as the X10 mini pro.

FCC filings from Sony Ericsson include internal photos which give us a good look at the innards of the pro.  The device’s Micro and Elpida memory are visible, along with a power management chip from Qualcomm.

The Xperia pro was expected to be released by the end of Q2 2011, but it looks like the device has been delayed.  Today’s FCC filing does suggest that we will be seeing the pro soon, however.  No US carrier has announced plans to carry the pro, but the device does support AT&T’s GSM and 3G bands in the United States.

Check out more pics of the Xperia pro below.

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