X

A spring of Sony Ericsson phones

In the last day of May, Sony Ericsson made its Idou concept phone official. The handset, now called the Saito, offers all the features we saw at GSMA 2009. Sony also announced two brand-new handsets. Both the Yari and Aino focus on gaming. Check them out in our photo gallery.

Kent_German.jpg
Kent_German.jpg

Kent German

See full bio
Picture053.jpg
1 of 12 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio, aka the Idou, has a striking design. It was a star attraction at GSMA 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Picture_064.jpg
2 of 12 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio has an innovative photo gallery interface that resembles a filmstrip. You can swipe your finger to switch between shots.
Picture062.jpg
3 of 12 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio has a sliding lens cover for its 12-megapixel camera.
Picture_065.jpg
4 of 12 Kent German/CNET

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio's large display serves as the viewfinder for the shooter. Touch controls let you use camera features.
Idou_SD.jpg
5 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Satio

Camera and media controls are located on the Satio's right spine.
Idou_FT.jpg
6 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio has an expansive touch screen. Just three physical buttons rest below the display, but touch controls help you perform other functions.
Idou_OVR.jpg
7 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Satio

The Satio plays video in landscape mode.
SonyEricssonYariclosed.jpg
8 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Yari

The Yari has a slider design. Its highlight is gesture control for gaming.
SonyEricssonYariopen.jpg
9 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Yari

Other Yari features include a 5-megapixel camera, messaging and e-mail, Bluetooth, a personal organizer, an FM radio, assisted GPS, USB mass storage, a speakerphone, stereo speakers, and a music player.
SonyEricssonAinoopen.jpg
10 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Aino

The Aino also takes a focus on gaming by including Remote Play for controlling and accessing your Sony PlayStation 3. Its slider designs combines a large display and an alphanumeric keypad.
SonyEricssonAinoclosed.jpg
11 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Aino

The Aino also promises an 8.1-megapixel camera, a music player, stereo speakers, a speakerphone, messaging and e-mail, Facebook and YouTube applications, assisted GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a personal organizer, and a voice recorder.
SonyEricssonAinoside.jpg
12 of 12 Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Aino

The Aino a trim shadow.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

84 Photos
The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

36 Photos
2024 Chevy Silverado HD Debuts New Look, New Towing Tech

More Galleries

2024 Chevy Silverado HD Debuts New Look, New Towing Tech

28 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos
DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

More Galleries

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

10 Photos
Rugged 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel Debuts

More Galleries

Rugged 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel Debuts

12 Photos