SE Mobile Games: June 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unboxing pictures of W995 Walkman™

W995 is latest Sony Ericsson high-end slider phone. It has 240×320 pixels screen and 8.1 megapixel camera. W995 is Walkman™ flagship for 2009 year, so it has many music features: build-in stereo speakers, three dedicated music control keys on the side and 3.5-mm jack on the top of the phone. The phone has sizes 97 x 49 x 15 mm and weight 113 gram. The new W995 will be available in three nice colours: Progressive Black, Cosmic Silver and Energetic Red. Here are some nice unboxing pictures of the new Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman™. Many thanks to griffin!

Sony Ericsson W995

Sony Ericsson W995

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Live pictures of Naite and C901 GreenHeart™

Here are a few live pictures of two new phones from Sony Ericsson - Naite and C901 GreenHeart™ Edition. Both GreenHeart™ phones were announced just a few hours ago. C901 in Ocean White colour is looking so nice! Isn’t it?

Sony Ericsson Naite

Sony Ericsson Naite

Sony Ericsson Naite

Sony Ericsson Naite

Sony Ericsson Naite

Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart™

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

7 reasons why the Sony Ericsson Satio can challenge the iPhone

The Sony Ericsson Satio (or you can call it Idou if you're nostalgic for the last three months) is the phone everyone has been waiting for from Sony Ericsson, the one to put the company back on the map and halt its slide down the worldwide sales charts.

However, UK and Ireland MD Nathan Vautier has claimed that the Phone can even outstrip the iPhone, so after spending a great deal of time with the phone to bring you our in-depth hands on with the Sony Ericsson Satio, we had a sit down and tried to work out his reasoning.

1. The camera

Oh, we know what you're going to say. "Who needs a 12MP camera on a phone? Nobody needs one that good". Well, you might be right, be we have to tell you, it's a stonkingly good one. In fact, it's the kind of feature that makes you want to get the phone out because it's so good. And let's face it, the less we say about Apple's 2MP failure the better.

2. The Symbian-based OS

If you're like us, you're bored of the same tired interface it seems Sony Ericsson has been rocking for the last umpteen years, so to see a new one really is a breath of fresh air. It adds a whole level of functionality to the device by popping the media at the bottom, navigation at the top and scrollable screens to move between different options. It's almost like the way you interact with the iPhone, but without having to rumble through hoards of Apps.The sony ericsson satio

3. Movies... lots of Movies

Although not available yet, the Play Now Arena with Movies will give users 15 free downloads out the box for the handset, and five more free per month according to our sources. That's pretty much all the on-the-go movie downloading you could ever want, and while it's not the all you can eat stylings of Nokia's Comes with Music, it's still a great deal for no more money.

4. Cheap as chips

Well, chips that cost £35 per month that is. But the main difference in terms of cost between the Satio and the iPhone is that the new effort from Sony Ericsson will be free on contract, compared to having to pay upwards of £50 for Apple's mobile on some packages, which still leaves a bitter taste in our mouths when we think about it.

5. Messaging is easier... and prettier

While it might not have the intuitive word recognition that the iPhone sports for the ham-fisted among us, the Satio has a nice keypad in both QWERTY and alphanumeric modes, with the retro 80s stylings just adding to the mix. The iPhone can't even text in landscape mode yet, with the much-vaunted 3.0 update still waiting to hit our pockets.The sony ericsson satio

6. One handed action

You could accuse us of being a little bit picky here, but what makes a touchscreen a good phone as well is being able to easily operate it with one hand, and that's something you can do pretty easily with the Satio, with most icons in easy swiping range.

We know there are a lot of iPhone power users out there that are going to show exactly how dextrous they are at using their Apple phone with one hand, but we're sick of seeing people with the 'iPhone Hunch', that is people peering at their Apple device, holding it in one hand and jabbing at it in the other, like a flea is taunting them by leaping all over the surface.

7. Memory expansion

One of the real failings of the iPhone in the eyes of some is its lack of expandable memory, and we can't see this option changing soon. Sony Ericsson has bundled an 8GB microSD card into the box for the Satio, which puts it automatically on a par with the lower range iPhone.

But with a 32GB microSD card on the very near horizon, users will be able to pop in some massive storage (which they'll need for all those movies) and have a hot-swappable media library, whereas iPhone users will have to keep tethering back to their computer and iTunes. Read More 7 reasons why the Sony Ericsson Satio can challenge the iPhone

Mega Multimedia Mobiles - Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson Once again back with the Mega Multimedia Mobile device sony ericsson Aino.Sony Ericsson Announced the lovely device for the multi function lovers sony ericsson Aino. This mobile powerhouse doesn’t appear to be much more than whatsony ericsson has had to offer in the past (which, by the way, was pretty good), but don’t judge a book by its cover. (Thanks to for the picture)

Sony Ericsson Says about the device"Keep up to date with the latest videos and music on Aino. Media Go™ helps you transfer, play and organise all your music, photos, videos and podcasts from your PC simply and effortlessly to enjoy directly on Aino via Wi-Fi™. No more wires, no more searching – always the latest fun."

The touchscreen phone (also has a keypad) features the standard 2009 phone specs including WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, and music and video capabilities. Watch movies on the crystal clear 3 inch screen and listen to music in superb quality and with increased freedom - thanks to the stylish Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and matching Charging Stand EC100 included with Aino. This powerful phone offers a full range of exciting features to support the entertainment experiences on the phones such as; an 8.1 megapixel camera, Photo flash and Clear audio experience. Read More About Sound and vision set free with the Sony Ericsson Aino

Sony Ericsson Satio is Idou's final name, ships in October

Sony Ericsson Announced its Symbian-powered phone Satio which was known before as sony ericsso Idou.Sony Ericsson unveiled Idou at Mobile World Congress earlier this year and now they confirmed that this will be coming to market as the Satio.The full 640 x 350 3.5-inch touchscreen device features a whopping 12.1 megapixel camera, dual-band HSPA, microSD expansion (yes, microSD, not Memory Stick Micro), and a xenon flash. This lovely device available in three colors — black, silver, and bordeaux — this October. Read More About Sony Ericsson Satio features and specs Sony Ericsson Satio - an Entertainment Unlimited device

PlayNow arena with movies brings feature films to mobile phones

Sony Ericsson today strengthens its commitment to providing unique entertainment experiences on the mobile handset with the launch of PlayNow arena with movies, the latest addition to the PlayNow arena content delivery platform.


PlayNow arena with movies is a bundled movie service from Sony Ericsson, included out-of-the-box for selected handsets, allowing consumers to watch up to 60 movies a year on their mobile phone. Optimised to give consumers the best possible viewing experience, users can choose from a selection of around 15 movies at any one time, with additional titles being added to the catalogue each month. After ‘side loading’ feature length films onto your phone, you can watch them as often as you like for up to 90 days. Read More PlayNow arena with movies brings feature films to mobile phones

Sony Ericsson Yari Mobile Phone - Now Game is in Your hand

Sony Ericsson Yari Multimedia Mobile Phone, one of the 3 new handsets (Sony Ericsson Aino and Sony Ericsson Satio being the other 2) from the company, brings with it a unique feature, not seen with mobile phones outside Japan – gesture gaming. This new innovative feature lets you play games by actually moving your body. A games carousel is also introduced by this cell phone, which lets you access all games from your desktop. The PlayNow arena service can as well be accessed from the Yari.

Gesture gaming definitely will give people their daily dose of exercise. It seems like a nice unique way of having fun and passing your leisure. Mmmm… But, it would surely seem a little whacky to find people boxing invisible enemies, bowling or smashing or throwing invisible balls, twisting and turning when they are waiting at a bus stop, traveling or sitting on a park bench. However, gesture gaming should be given a chance and not ridiculed just by the mere internet-ish knowledge of the concept.

If you are exhausted playing the gesture games, you can even play regular games or listen to music. This handheld boasts a ’state-of-the-art’ music player and stereo speakers, for providing a high-end music experience. To listen to the music, you can either plug in the head-set that comes in the package or use Bluetooth wireless headphones. An FM radio is also integrated into this music phone. There is an option that lets you share your music with friends as you talk by the click of a button too. Equipped with a 5 Megapixel camera, this phone offers a variety of ways to make life’s precious moments memorable. Read More Sony Ericsson Yari Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson teams up with SM Malls and Unicef in campaign “Spread the Smiles”

I am very happy that I am very happy that Sony Ericsson taking part in fund raising for the unicef campaign “Spread the Smiles”. Its really a wonderful support from the Sony ericsson and i think every one has to be a part of it. Gud Luck Sony Ericsson.

you may not be an A-list star hounded by paparazzi and admirers alike, but thanks to a new campaign by Sony Ericsson and SM Malls, your smiles can still command a seven-figure sum.

Launched last week, “Spread the Smiles” aims to collect a million smiles to raise P1 million. The fund will then be donated to United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) to support the organization’s local initiatives for primary education.

Patrick Larraga, marketing manager for Sony Ericsson, said the campaign hopes to attract 1 million smiles before its deadline on June 30.

He said Sony Ericsson will donate P1 for every smile collected in Sony Ericsson “smile booths.” Meanwhile, a P20 donation will give donors a Digiprint photo printout, raffle ticket to win a Sony Ericsson C150 Cyber-shot phone and a spot in the Smile Wall, which will rise in SM City North Edsa Sky Garden Bridgeway. Read More Sony Ericsson teams up with SM and Unicef in campaign