Sony Ericsson announces Satio, Aino and Yari mobile phones

29 May 2009 by
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• Sony Ericsson Aino
• Sony Ericsson Satio
• Sony Ericsson Yari
Sony Ericsson today announced three new mobile phones. Satio, Aino and Yari where Satio and Aino have touch display. Satio is the official name of the Idou announced in Barcelona earlier this year.

Gone are the usual model naming. W700, G705, S500 are now substituted with names that very well could have come from the Japanese part of the company. It could be a coincidence of course, but Aino is a Japanese mountain and Yari is the Japanese term for spear. My guess is that these three models have their origin from Japan.

Suprisingly, non of the three new models have Sony's MemoryStick for external storage. microSD is the new memory card format. The connectivity plug used for charging and headset is of the usual Sony Ericsson proprietary type. In February, Sony Ericsson was one of 17 mobile phone manufactures and operators which agreed to start using a standardised charger design. We are not there yet. What we could have hoped for was a 3.5mm plug for use with quality headsets.

Satio highlights

  • Weight: 126 gram
  • Size: 112 x 55 x 13.3 mm
  • Display: 640 x 360 pixels true 16:9, 3.5 inches widescreen and 16 million colours TFT display
  • 12.1 megapixel camera, touch focus, Xenon flash and smile detection
  • Symbian Foundation operating system - Symbian OS S60 5th edition
  • A-GPS
  • Gesture control
  • WebKit browser
  • TV out
  • 8GB microSD memory card included
  • 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
  • WiFi and Bluetooth Stereo

Sony Ericsson Satio

Aino highlights

  • Weight: 134 grams
  • Size: 104 x 50x15.5 mm
  • Display: 240 x 432 pixels, 3 inches, 16 million colours TFT display
  • 8.1 megapixel camera, touch focus, auto focus and Geo tagging
  • A-GPS
  • Traditional keypad and touch UI in media mode
  • Media Home and Media Go - simple to take your content with you
  • Remote Play with PLAYSTATION3 – control and access your PLAYSTATION3 media content from your mobile phone
  • 8GB microSD memory card included
  • Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100

Sony Ericsson Aino

Yari highlights

  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Size: 100 x 48 x 15.7 mm
  • Display: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, 262144 colurs TFT display
  • 5 megapixel camera, auto focus, face detection, Geo tagging, smile detection
  • Gesture and motion gaming for action on and off the screen
  • A/B buttons – gaming shortcut keys
  • Gesture control
  • 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
  • 1GB microSD memory card included
  • 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

Sony Ericsson Yari

All three models will be available in selected markets from early Q4 2009

We will have a hands on preview of all three devices during Friday 29th


On 19 Jun 05:55 JasonWang wrote
Buy it,buy them,buy SE.
On 18 Jun 07:44 Jono wrote
Woohoo..i must get 1 of them.
On 17 Jun 21:40 SasaH wrote
I love Sony Ericsson!!!...I will buy their products for ever! and who says that SE are clones of has made their first touchscreen cellphone in this year,man! and their cellphones are very expensive and ugly...SE is very cheap and when you buy it you get machine... did you saw nokia with light sensor for screen...i didn't...what is clone of N95(good question)...there is no such SE...or maybe Xpress music...thats all shit...and they are BIG too,just like samsung...SE is the BEST
On 15 Jun 17:38 amirali wrote
wow!!!! that is so cool
i really like it
it the best!!!
On 14 Jun 12:19 GerrieChokoe wrote
On 9 Jun 14:09 Gio wrote
Japanese names sounds strange. And they are going to sell these products in EU??

Actually, almost all SEs new models look like clones of Nokia. Aino has no fullfunctional touchscreen. only few functions are supported. Only revolutionar thing in Idou is 12mp camera, but samsung also has HD recording...

I've been supporter of SE for a long time but now, unfortunately must say that i dont like new the way they chouse

On 7 Jun 02:14 george wrote
I wan't This Cell Phone ... hahaha Wooww unbelievable 12,1 Wooowwww
On 4 Jun 12:40 joe wrote
damn..!!! it..!!
On 4 Jun 12:02 TEROUNG wrote
This is what i want for long time and waitting it until im 18 years old now.
I will buy it when it available in shopping.
Thanks u SE.

add me
On 2 Jun 22:30 frank2345babies wrote
wont the satio screen resolution be 360x640 in line with the current standard for symbian foundation/5th edition
On 2 Jun 18:47 ofiaich wrote
Satio, Aino and Yari are also, in fitting with previous patterns for S-E phones, all girls names.

There are many Kanji that represent these names, so I won't bother to type them here...

Ofiaich :-)
On 2 Jun 17:30 SKIBBE wrote
i still hate the red and green phone buttons... why do they have them.. 2 unnessesary buttons why not use the 2 function buttons and display on the screen what they can do in that particular screen... like all old SE phones. but the Satio looks really nice, a fine upgrade from my w960, but is it multi tuch??
On 1 Jun 01:11 masmac wrote
i will buy them all
On 31 May 11:14 SuhailAhmad wrote
Oh my my,looks like i'm to make my next move again to SE,i love the way SE designs. .. .and now they're making there way forward to symbian platform n a microSD card memory. . .oh Sony Ericsson,i'm gona play wid u again. .ur finally back again in the race,the race of technology,innovacy n beauticity. . .i shud off my addiction to nokia from now on n grab-up the beat again. . . .. .
On 30 May 15:52 FoneBummer wrote
Yari sounds like Yaris. The little car Toyota make. iPhone rulez!! SE is 4 loozers!! Lol!! OMG I'm on Team Jacob!! Twilight roolz!! Lyk srlsy!! I want 2 b a vampyre lol.
On 30 May 07:36 GammaSharma wrote
These are full blooded multimedia power devices. The sooner they are out in the market, the better for us. Love the new Japanese design and the feature sets which are above par from any handset available in the market. Ppl, these are the faces of the "NEW FUTURE". We love the Future. Satio is the new standard to beat.
On 29 May 09:28 mode wrote
On 29 May 08:21 Andreas wrote
Aino is a Finnish woman's name. Yari sounds exactly as Jari, a Finnish male name.
On 29 May 07:57 Pouria wrote
THANKS thanks Thanks from Atid which invent the Gesture and motion for the users of the Multi-touch screen from Gesture tek company. Gesture and motion gaming for action on and off the screen that is used for the Sony Ericsson YARI
On 29 May 05:43 Prom1 wrote
Satio/Idou will be MINE!
SE will finally bring me back - without loosing the power of S60/Symbian that I've grown to love so much.

SonyEricsson's video ads for most of their phones clearly show SE to be THE social phone manufacturer - they always show phones doing what they do so that users enjoy them not just the phone itself. SE shows how the phone seemless is apart of your life.

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