Sony Ericsson Offers Nintendo-Like Gaming Phone (May 29, 2009) — Sony Ericsson announced the Aino, a touchscreen mobile phone that synchronizes with Sony PlayStation 3 video-game consoles.

sony_ericssonThe Aino has an eight-megapixel camera, which connects to the PlayStation through an included charging stand. It can use GSM, UMTA, HSPA and Wi-Fi. The phone also has a microSD card slot.

The company also demonstrated the Satio mobile phone. It has an unusual 12-megapixel high-resolution camera and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. It will be the first Sony Ericsson smartphone to use the Symbian Foundation operating system.

The company also introduced the Yari, a 4.1-ounce mobile phone built for gaming. It has a five-megapixel camera, GPS and a slider keyboard and an accelerometer so that user can wave it like a Nintendo Wii controller to interact with games. It can use GSM, UMTS and HSPA wireless services.

All three phones are expected to become available in the third quarter. No words on the pricing just yet.

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