The Sony Ericsson Aino is a 3G touchscreen phone with the multimedia functions touch optimized. These include the camera, video player, music player, gallery and FM radio. You can pack the Aino phone full of your favorite music, photos, films and podcasts.
It has a stunning 3” TFT touch screen. The touch user interface provides truly intuitive navigation. It has a slide-out alphanumeric keypad. The touch menu for the media appears when the phone’s slider is closed.
The Sony Ericsson Aino comes with an 8.1 megapixel camera with an LED flash. It has various scene modes like portrait, twilight, sports, document, etc.. Focus options include automatic, face, macro and infinite. but does not have support for effects. The camera support picture sizes like 8 megapixel 4:3, 7 megapixel 3:2, 6 megapixel 16:9, 3 megapixel 4:3 and Full HD 16:9. The camera supports geo-tagging, self-timer and touch shutter.
The Sony Ericsson Aino costs Rs 24,000.
The device comes with Facebook integration and once logged in, users can actually see their friends list on the home screen with their status updates. The touch menu works only on landscape mode.
Aino supports Windows 7 Device Stage and Media Go. Media Home feature lets you transfer your media files from PC-to-phone wirelessly and automatically via Media Go and Wi-Fi, just by drag and drop. Simply place Aino in the desk stand charger and the rest takes care of itself. Media Go automatically converts films and music files to give you the best possible quality. You can easily transfer your media files between your phone and PC.
Aino comes with Remote Play, which lets users stream content like pictures, music and videos from the Playstation3 to the phone. You connect via the Internet or 3G, no matter where in the world you find yourself. Then enjoy the photos, music and videos stored on your PS3 via your phone. Apart from that the device comes with a number of apps like Bluetooth Robot, Accuwcather, YouTube, etc.
Two Sony audio technologies – Clear Stereo and Clear Bass – together with the premium handset Aino brings you outstanding sound quality.
The phone also has DLNA support, which lets users to connect wirelessly to other electronic devices via Wi-Fi. See your photos on your TV, for example – just connect, sit down and enjoy.
The Sony Ericsson Aino supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Aino has GPS with A-GPS support and comes with Wisepilot navigation software that enables voice-guided navigation while driving.
The video player shoots at VGA resolution at 30 frame per second and the clips are recorded in 3gp format. It also supports HD 16:9 and MMS resolutions. Video setting options include night mode, self timer and image stabilizer.
The Sony Ericsson Aino has a Walkman player 4.0, which also has a touch-optimized in landscape mode. Player settings include various skins, nine equalizer presets, manual setting and stereo widening. Songs can be sorted on the basis of artists and albums. The device has Sony Ericsson’s SenseMe feature.
The sales pack of the phone includes an 8 GB microSD card, Bluetooth wireless headset and a charging dock.
The front panel has the touchscreen and the loudspeaker. Sliding the front panel up reveals the control keys and the alphanumeric keypad. It has a circular D-pad. The charging/USB port is to the left. The volume rocker and the shutter release key is on the right. The back panel has the camera with LED flash. Aino has the phone lock key at the top and the microSD card slot under the battery cover. The wireless headset is shaped like a tube with translucent mirror in the middle and a black plastic rim around it. The headset comes with a 3.5 mm jack at the top. It also works as a FM antenna.
- Size: 104.0 x 50.0 x 15.5 mm
- Weight: 134.0 g
- Screen: 432 x 240 pixel 16,777,216 color TFT
- Available colors: Luminous White, Obsidian Black,
- Memory Phone memory 55MB, SanDisk microSD support
- Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 (3G)
- Auto focus
- 8.1 Megapixel
- Digital Zoom up to 16x
- Face detection
- Photo flash
- Geo tagging
- Photo feeds: Subscribe to photo feeds from a friend’s photo blog.
- Photo fix: Optimize image quality.
- Send to web: Catch moments with your camera and send straight to your personal web site or blog.
- Touch focus
- Video record
- Record video clip
- Video stabilizer: Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.
- Album art
- Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
- Clear bass: Sharp, deep and distortion-free bass.
- Clear stereo: Well-defined left and right channels for reduced sound leakage.
- Media Player
- Music tones – MP3, AAC
- PlayNow: Download music and games to your phone.
- SensMe: Music mood mapping. Listen to, and create, playlists of songs sorted according to the mood of the music.
- Shake control
- TrackID: Record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist and album information sent to your phone in seconds.
- Google™ search
- Web browser – Access NetFront™ Web Browser
- Web feeds
- 3D games
- PlayStation3 Remote Play
- FM radio with RDS
- Tracker: Track your route – this sports application has GPS support.
- Video Clip
- Video streaming: Real-time video streaming, e.g. live cam
- aGPS: Utilise GPS powered location based services.
- Bluetooth technology: Secure wireless connectivity for transferring items to other Bluetooth products up to a range of 10 meters.
- DLNA Certified: Connect wirelessly to other devices.
- Google Maps: Find your way to your destination.
- Modem: GSM internet dial-up support
- PictBridge: Send your images straight from your phone to a printer.
- Synchronization PC: Synchronize and share phone content with PC
- USB mass storage: Connect and move items between computer and phone.
- USB support: PC to phone USB cable support
- WiFi: Utilize high-speed Internet at Wi-Fi hotspots at airports and other facilities.
- Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation: Get live instructions for how to find your way to your destination – and have fun en route.
- Conversations: Say it via chat-style text messaging.
- Email: Built-in email client with inbox, outbox, compose, send and other functions
- Exchange ActiveSync: Stay seamlessly synchronized with your Microsoft® Exchange email server.
- Picture messaging (MMS)
- Predictive text input
- SMS long (Text Messaging): Concatenated text messaging up to 9600 characters. This feature must be enabled when sending text messages with pictures and sounds attached (EMS).
- Sound recorder: A mini recording device in your phone that lets you record voice messages or other sounds
- Speaker phone
- Vibrating Alert
- Video calling (Main camera): Show what’s happening around you in real time video.
- Auto rotate: Switch from vertical to horizontal mode by rotating the phone. Whatever you are viewing will rotate to suit.
- Dedicated gaming keys
- Picture wallpaper
- Animated wallpaper – moving background pictures. In standby, your display wallpaper has a pleasing graphic pattern with smooth movement and color blending.
- Alarm clock
- Flight mode: Disable the radio receivers and transmitters in your phone so you can safely use other functions.
- Notes: Digital notes for things you need to remember.
- Phone book