Saturday, May 30, 2009

London presentation video

BelgiqueMobile has posted the London May 28 event on video. It was a nice presentation. Enjoy.

Part 1 (Intro and Yari)



Part 2 (Aino and Satio)



Part 3 (Services and stuff)

Aino Previewed at GSM Arena

GSM Arena has put up a preview of Aino. They like it like they liked Yari. They also reveal it has VGA 30FPS video recording which many SE fans have been waiting for. I personally love the phone and VGA video recording makes it a true winner. Also like Yari, Aino features the new and improved Access NetFront 3.5 browser which is faster, smoother, and more efficient browser then the 3.4 that had been used on all other SE feature phones.








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Next announcement: Early June



Rumors are going around that next week at Java One Conference in San Francisco there will be a new line of SE phones announced. Also SE might open an Flash based app store. Java One Takes place June 2-5, 2009. Stay tuned.

Aino and Yari Live video from Megawatt TV

Aino



Yari

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sony Ericsson Yari and Aino hands-on [Video] Feature

SlashGear has put up a feature on Aino and Yari. Click the link for more.

Aino



Yari



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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yari previewed by GSM Arena

GSM Arena has previewed Yari. Click the link to read the full preview.








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Entertainment Unlimited Sony Ericsson 2009

Live Yari Pics

SE-Community has posted live pics of Yari. Click the link for more.








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Sony Ericsson Yari - exclusive hands-on!

Sony Ericsson Yari - Walkman Player impressions

I like these new Walkman 4.0 styles.

Aino, Yari, Satio Live video

Aino



Yari



Satio

Aino, Yari, Satio Promo videos

Aino



Satio



Yari

Sony Ericsson Satio Announced

SE has announced Satio today, the official name of Idou. The specs are the same, 640x360 3.5" 16 million color touch screen, 12.1MP Megapixel camera with Xenon Flash, VGA video recording with video light, Symbian S60 5th edition (Symbian Foundation), aGPS, WiFi, 3G, MicroUSB connectivity, and included 8GB MicroSD. Look for it in early Q4.








Visual communication like never before with the Sony Ericsson Satio

28 May 2009

Get the ultimate multimedia experience with Satio. Feast your eyes on movies, TV-series’ and video clips thanks to the 3.5 inch screen and crystal clear 16:9 widescreen format – just like watching them live. A friend pulling a funny pose? Snap them with the amazing 12.1 megapixel camera and share the picture with friends.

London, UK – May 28, 2009 – Sony Ericsson today announced Satio which provides you access to all your media in one place – just tap directly into your favourite features with the five standby panels and you’re ready to go. First introduced in Barcelona as the ‘Idou’, Satio puts the future of mobile entertainment in the palm of your hand. You can watch your favourite movies on the bus or catch up with your TV shows while on your lunch break thanks to Satio.

“With Satio you can enjoy any form of entertainment anytime, anywhere. Whether its music or movies you will never be more than a tap away from your favourite tracks or shows,” said Fredrik Mansson, Market Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Just tap directly into your favourite videos and music with the unique full touch media menu, standby panels and music player. Snapping perfect pictures also just got so simple thanks to the 12.1 megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus and Xenon flash. Share them with your nearest and dearest via your social networking site, produce huge prints and you can even comment directly on your images.”

Download exciting music, movies and games from PlayNow™ arena to personalise your entertainment experience on Satio and enjoy them in crystal clear 16:9 widescreen format. PlayNow™ arena provides a full range of mobile entertainment available by dual download to both your PC and mobile phone with specially developed ring tones and music tones and DRM-free music tracks and TrackID™ charts from around the world.

Satio
Visual communication like never before

  • True 16:9, 3.5 inch widescreen – feast your eyes on movies
  • Express yourself through images – 12.1 megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus, Xenon flash and face and smile detection
  • Web albums with messages – talk through pictures and share your experiences
  • Intuitive full touch media menu – tap directly into your favourites, from web pages to pictures and media files
  • Symbian Foundation operating system – thousands of applications available online
  • Music player – play your tunes loud and proud

To make your listening experience even better team Satio with the smallest headset on the market, the Wireless Stereo Headphones HBH-IS800 to listen in crystal clear sound. Alternatively, maximise your mobile video experience with the Video Viewing Stand IM920.

Satio supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/2100. Satio will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours; Black, Silver and Bordeaux.

The Sony Ericsson Satio at a glance

Satio
Camera

  • 12.1 megapixel camera
  • Up to 12x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • BestPic™
  • Face detection
  • Geo tagging of photos
  • Image stabilizer
  • Photo feeds
  • Photo fix
  • Send to web
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Smile detection
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Xenon flash

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Web

  • WebKit web browser
  • Bookmarks
  • Web feeds

Communication

  • Call list
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync™
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Instant messaging
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Gesture control
  • Media
  • Picture wallpaper
  • S60 5th edition Symbian™ OS
  • Touchscreen
  • Wallpaper animation

Entertainment

  • HD and 3D games
  • Facebook™ application
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Java
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronisation
  • TV out
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • In-built WiFi™

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Document readers
  • Document editors
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Tasks

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Turn-by-turn navigation

Accessories
In-Box:

  • Satio
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 8GB Memory card
  • USB cable
  • Media manager
  • Colour-matched stereo portable handsfree
  • User guide

Optional:

  • Video Viewing Stand IM920

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 112 x 55 x 13.3 mm
  • Weight: 126 grams
  • Colours: Black, Silver and Bordeaux
  • Main screen: 16,777,216 colour nHD TFT
  • 16:9 widescreen
  • Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels
  • Size: 3.5 inches
  • Phone memory: 128 MB
  • Memory Card Support: SanDisk microSD™

Availability and versions
Networks:

Satio

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSDPA 2100

Satio(a)

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • Available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.
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Sony Ericsson Aino Announced

SE has announced Aino today. This is a media oriented phone based on an updated A2. It has a 3" 240x432 16 million color screen with limited touch, 8.1 MP Autofocus camera with Photo Flash, Clear Audio, WiFi, aGPS, Stereo Speakers, included 8GB MicroSD card, and Playstation 3 connectivity. This seems like a very nice phone. Limited touch screen means that it is only touch in the media and camera interfaces. It should come out early Q4.








Sound and vision set free with the Sony Ericsson Aino

28 May 2009

Keep up to date with the latest videos and music on Aino. Media Go™ helps you transfer, play and organise all your music, photos, videos and podcasts from your PC simply and effortlessly to enjoy directly on Aino via Wi-Fi™. No more wires, no more searching – always the latest fun.

London, UK – May 28, 2009 – Sony Ericsson today showcases Aino. Get the best of two worlds with the keypad combined with an intuitive touch UI in media mode. An intuitive media browser gives users a clear overview and one touch direct access to their content.

Control your PLAYSTATION®3 and access its media content on your Aino anywhere, anytime using Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3. Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3, initially developed for PSP, enables users to control and access media content on PLAYSTATION®3 from their phone. This can be done via a local network between PLAYSTATION®3 and Aino in your home or via the internet from anywhere in the world. For TV lovers in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and in the UK users can also enjoy the PlayTV™ service on PLAYSTATION®3 via the Aino. Watch, pause and record live TV from a huge range of free channels via Aino on the go.

Aino also introduces Media Home, an application that pulls media content from Media Go™ on your PC over Wi-Fi™ to your phone automatically. Users just insert their Aino into its charging stand and it automatically synchronizes with all the latest media content on their PC. You are always ready to go with the latest content on your phone.

“Sony Ericsson has established itself as THE Communication Entertainment brand and Aino highlights our commitment to bringing the latest communication technology to the market in fun and innovative ways for consumers to enjoy,” said Alexandre Cardon, Market Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Media Home and Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3 are key steps in broadening the entertainment experiences users can enjoy on their Sony Ericsson phone and gives a taste of our vision of the future.”

Watch movies on the crystal clear 3 inch screen and listen to music in superb quality and with increased freedom - thanks to the stylish Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and matching Charging Stand EC100 included with Aino. This powerful phone offers a full range of exciting features to support the entertainment experiences on the phones such as; an 8.1 megapixel camera, Photo flash and Clear audio experience.

Aino
Sound and vision set free

  • The best of both worlds: traditional keypad and touch UI in media mode
  • Media Home and Media Go™ - simple to take your content with you
  • Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3 – control and access your PLAYSTATION®3 media content from your mobile phone
  • 3 inch 16 million colour screen – surf the web in widescreen
  • Clear audio experience – listen to music in superb quality
  • Design matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and Charging Stand EC100

Aino supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100. Aino will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Obsidian Black and Luminous White.

The Sony Ericsson Aino at a glance

Camera

  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • Up to 16x digital zoom
  • Photo fix
  • Photo flash
  • Video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Image and video stabilizer
  • BestPic™
  • Geo tagging
  • Photo feeds
  • Photo light
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Send to web
  • Smart contrast
  • Touch focus

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Clear Bass
  • Clear Stereo
  • Touchscreen media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • SensMe™
  • Stereo speakers

Web

  • Access NetFront™ Web browser
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds

Communication

  • Speakerphone
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling (main camera)

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync™

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation

Entertainment

  • Facebook
  • 3D games
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Java
  • Motion gaming
  • Remote Play for PLAYSTATION®3
  • Tracker
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • Walk mate
  • YouTube™

Connectivity

  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™
  • Google Maps™
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronisation
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

Accessories

In-Box:

  • Aino
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • SanDisk microSD™ 8GB
  • Colour-matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100
  • Design-matched Charging Stand EC100
  • User guide

Optional:

  • Wireless Stereo Speakers MBS-400
  • Snap-on Speaker Stand MS410
  • Digital Photo Frame IDP-100

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 104 x 50x15.5 mm
  • Weight: 134 grams
  • Colours: Obsidian Black, Luminous White
  • Main screen: 16,777,216 True Colour TFT
  • Resolution: 240 x 432 pixels
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to 55MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™
  • Talk time GSM: Up to 13 hrs
  • Standby time GSM: Up to 380 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hours
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 367 hours
  • Video talk time: Up to 1 hour 40 mins
  • Music listening time: Up to 31 hours

Availability and versions
Networks:

Aino

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100
Available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.

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Sony Ericsson Yari Announced

SE has announced Yari, and new mid range gaming phone. With Motion control, updated A2 platform, 2.4" 262k color QVGA screen, aGPS, stereo speakers, A/B buttons, 1GB MicroSD card, and 5MP autofocus camera with photo light, Yari is designed for gaming in mind.








Twist, tilt, turn, smash - gesture gaming is here with the Sony Ericsson Yari

28 May 2009

Challenge your friends to the newest invention in mobile phone gaming. Yari debuts Gesture gaming – forget about pushing buttons, with Gesture gaming you make the moves in front of the screen to get right in the middle of the action!

London, UK – May 28, 2009 – Today Sony Ericsson launches Yari the ultimate phone for mobile fun, whether it’s gaming you’re after or multimedia action. Nothing to hold, nothing to twist – except your body - gesture gaming technology gives users a unique gaming experience no matter where they are. With a variety of games to choose from, whether you want to keep fit and stay in shape or just want to beat your best score at tennis or boxing, Yari brings you fun wherever you are.

And with Yari there’s always a new game to play. In addition to gesture games, there is a mix of pre loaded motion and standard games. Yari introduces a games carousel that allows you to access all your games from your desktop and to browse downloadable content on PlayNow™ arena. You can view content by category and choose to browse free or premium content – so no matter your preferences there’s one to suit you.

“Yari is the industry’s first mobile phone with gesture gaming outside of the Japanese market,” said Catherine Cherry, Market Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “It’s time to move like you’ve never moved on a mobile phone before! With Gesture gaming you move your body to play instead of pressing buttons on the phone, giving you a fun experience that even helps you keep fit. If you’ve exhausted yourself with the games there are loads of other multimedia features to enjoy. Snap your friends with the five megapixel camera or chill out to your favourite tunes with the state-of-the art music player”.

Yari
Twist, tilt, turn, smash – gesture gaming is here

  • Gesture and motion gaming for action on and off the screen
  • A/B buttons – gaming shortcut keys
  • Gaming carousel gives direct access to your games from the desktop
  • State-of-the art music player and stereo speakers for easy listening
  • Music call - one button press to share your favourite tracks while you talk
  • 5.0 mega pixel camera – easily upload images to your web album
  • Send your location by SMS

To enhance your gaming experience Yari comes complete with the EC500 phone stand. The phone stand is small and portable and comes with an integrated keyring which makes it easy to carry thereby ensuring that you never miss an opportunity to play to your heart’s content. To pump up the volume while on the move use the Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500 – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and so light it can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

Yari supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 900/2100. Yari will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Achromatic Black and Cranberry White.

The Sony Ericsson Yari at a glance

Camera

  • 5.0 megapixel camera
  • Up to 4x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Geo tagging
  • Photo feeds
  • Photo fix
  • Photo light
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Video light
  • Video recording

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music player
  • Mega Bass™
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • SensMe™
  • Shake control
  • Stereo speakers
  • TrackID™

Web

  • Access NetFront™ Web browser
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds

Communication

  • Call list
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Torch functionality
  • Media
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Dedicated gaming keys
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Java
  • Gesture gaming
  • Motion gaming
  • Music call
  • Tracker
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • Walk mate
  • YouTube™

Connectivity

  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DNLA Certified™
  • Google Maps™
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronisation
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

Accessories

In-Box:

  • Yari
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 1GB Micro SD card
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • EC500 phone stand
  • MH300 head set


Facts and Figures

  • Size: 100 x 48 x 15.7 mm
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Colours: Achromatic Black, Cranberry White
  • Main screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
  • Size: 2.4 inches
  • Phone memory: Up to60MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 450 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 450hrs

Availability and versions
Networks:

Yari

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSUPA 900/2100

Yari(a)

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSUPA 850/1900/2100
  • Available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3 Video W995 Review

3 Review from different people. They are more advertisements then actually

Sony Ericsson W995 review by Jaspreet Pandohar


Sony Ericsson w995 review by Tom Dunmore


Sony Ericsson W995 review by Rob Lewis

C905a/Tobey and W518a/Bruce coming to AT&T

AT&T looks like they are getting both the C905a and W518a. These are internal slides and whether or not they come out is another question much like the K850i which had promo materials too, but in the end it was canceled for AT&T. I personally use a K850i on AT&T and it has been wonderful for nearly a year now. I hope to keep it another year or so then replace it with something "smarter".











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Friday, May 22, 2009

W995, W508, C903, C901, T707 coming soon


SE will be releasing W995, W508, C903, C901, T707 soon.

Here is the primary information

W995 and W508 by the end of May, priced at ~$551 and ~$291 respectively.
C901 and T707 in the first week of June, priced at ~$364 and ~$270 respectively.
C903 second week of June, priced at ~$395.

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Android 2.0 coming to Sony Ericsson phone




SE is going to be releasing a Android 2.0 smartphone along with continuing to support Symbian and Windows Mobile. The Android 2.0 phone will have a SE type interface so it should look good.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sony Ericsson Paris P200i P5i



Looks like the dead Paris keeps popping up with more evaluation units.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

CNET.de - Sony Ericsson Idou - Prototyp im Detail - Preview



Follow the link to see a video preview of Idou by CNET.de

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Mini Site: Mine




Sony Ericsson has launched a new Mini Site that is under construction for now. This could be tied into the upcoming May 28 announcement. Whenever SE has a mini-site like this it is usually for something good. Hopefully they don't disappoint.

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Sony launches world's smallest HD video camera




Sony has announced the development of a "coin-sized" high definition camera module.

Designed for use in security and industry, the 8.3-megapixel effort is smaller than a £1coin measuring in at 9.5 x 7.1mm.

The "MCB1172" from Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division is capable of delivering 720p, 30fps video and includes movie stabilisation, face detection, autofocus and motion autofocus.

There's also a high sensitivity mode and a slow-mo function, delivering 120fps as well as the option of 16x zoom.

Now available for mass production, products with the module in will likely hit the business markets later this year.

Might this power a SE phone to be announced on May 28? We can only hope.

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More rumors for 2009

Eomer over at Mobile review reports the following.

X2 this year, yes. Improved specs, good for Trekkies. Ha Ha.
OSE touch screen this year also - good specs.
Plus Idou too.
SEMC's challenge is to
(a) take these devices and spin the baselines into daughter phones quickly.
(b) differentiate sufficiently through added value through things like PlayNow and add an App Store; having on-device access to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube is fine but everyone else is already doing this. Very few people are getting the same level of user experince on web 2.0 as Apple. The N97 is having a good stab it though along with Ovi Store.
(c) Deliver some s/w stability to the customer, too many SEMC products have had very profile s/w issues.


This is in trend with the slide below which shows that a touchscreen device running on the OSE (which is Sony Ericsson UI for feature phones like C905, C510, W760, etc.) will be out by 2010. X2 will be a nice upgrade to the X1.



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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sony Ericsson MTV Battle Ground 2


Sony Ericsson is a sponser this year with a show on MTV India name Battle Ground 2. Follow the links to view their YouTube channel and Twitter page to follow the progress.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

W995a clears FCC

The 8MP Walkman slider, the W995a, has passed the FCC. This is the NAM version with Quadband GSM/EDGE and 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA. Follow the link for more pics and information.









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My Nokia Lumia 920 Blog