Sony Ericsson unveils Aino and Yari handsetsNew mobile phones with gaming in mind

02 June 2009

Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson has announced two new mobile phone handsets: the Sony Ericsson Yari and the Sony Ericsson Aino. The company has also confirmed the name of its upcoming 12Mp camera phone handset, the Sony Ericsson Satio, previously known as the Idou.

Sony Ericsson Aino

The Sony Ericsson Aino is the company's latest 8Mp camera phone. It's a touchscreen device and features an FM radio, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.

It also features a Remote Play function, which allows the phone to be paired with the Sony Playstation 3 and allow the user to control and access the games console remotely.

Sony Ericsson Yari

The Yari is a slider phone. It features gesture control and an accelerometer, both of which will be key aspects of this handsets gaming capabilities. The gesture control uses the phone's camera to detect your movement, while the accelerometer detects the movement of the handset itself - rather like a Nintendo Wii remote control.

Other than the gaming features, the Yari has a 5Mp camera with face detection, integrated GPS, an FM radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. It comes with 60MB of internal memory, which can be expanded through the use of a microSD memory card.

Sony Ericsson Yari

Sony Ericsson Yari

The Sony Ericsson Yari is due for a September launch in Black and white variations.

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Sony Ericsson Idou caused quite a stir when it was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona earlier this year, for it was the first 12Mp camera phone to be announced.

Sony Ericsson has now confirmed that the handset will be released under the name Satio, although there is still no further information about a price or launch date.

In the meantime, Samsung has pipped Sony Ericsson to the post with the announcement of the Samsung 12Mp Pixon12 that has been scheduled for a June launch.

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Satio handset will be packaged with an 8GB microSD memory card, and be available in black, silver and bordeaux colours.

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