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CNET First Look
Sony Ericsson AinoThe Sony Ericsson Aino is a beautiful and capable multimedia-rich phone.
[ Music ] >> Nicole Lee: I'm Nicole Lee, Associate Editor for CNET.com, and this is a first look at the Sony Ericsson Aino. It is one of Sony Ericsson's latest media-friendly phones, and as you can see on the front, it has a very large three-inch display with a very beautiful 16 million color support. The display is only touch sensitive for the media applications. This gives you access to the music player, the camera, the video player as well as the FM radio. For the rest of the phone's functions, you need to open up the phone. You slide it up, and you reveal the number keypad as well as the navigation controls. They consists of two soft keys, a round navigation toggle, these typical [inaudible] end power keys, a shortcuts key as well as the clear key. On the side, you do get the charger slash hit set jet. On the other side, you do get the volume rocker as well as a dedicated camera key. On the back is the 8.1 megapixel camera as well as the flash. The Sony Ericsson Aino also comes with a desktop charging stem as well as a Bluetooth headset. Do know that when the phone is open like this, the screen is no longer touch sensitive. As you might imagine, the Aino is chock full of media features. The music player is really intuitive to use. The video player is really easy to use as well. There's also a song ID application. The 8.1 megapixel camera is really chock full of features as well. There's a red eye reduction feature, there's a panorama feature. So it's a really, like, a full on scale camera. You also get the typical texting, multi-media messaging, of course. You also [inaudible] GPS on here, stereo Bluetooth. You also get support for AT and T's 3G network. The Aino is also compatible with remote play if you happen to have a PS3 at home. So you can stream your music over a media network. The Sony Ericsson Aino is only available unlocked in the U.S., however. It's not supported by any U.S. carrier. So you will pay a premium for this phone. It's around $600. I'm Nicole Lee. This has been the first look at the Sony Ericsson Aino. [ Music ]