One factor that may have put people off the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is its large size with its 4-inch screen. Considering that the X10 mini only has a 2.55-inch screen SE doesn´t have anything in the middle. This is where the the Sony Ericsson Shakira (most likely a codename) comes into play according to the recent rumour mill.
The handset has made an appearance in China and appears to feature a HVGA screen and Android 1.6. The full features aren´t known, however it is expected to launch by the end of this year. Hopefully, we´ll hear more on this interesting handset soon. Check out a larger screenshot after the break.