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Sony Ericsson AinoSony makes everything.  Phones, games consoles, music players, meerkats… So it’s about time it started linking all its doohickeys together in order to lay the groundwork for the robot uprising, right?

Enter the very fancy looking Sony Ericsson Aino, which will link up via The Internets to your Playstation 3 using “Remote Play”.

That will allow you to stream any media you’ve got on your PS3 to your phone, wherever you might be in the world. The tech’s already been used in the PSP’s firmware 3.50 update.

And as a nice bonus for European users (well, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy users, anyway), the phone’ll let you use the new PlayTV service on the PS3.

Absolute Gadget saw it in action at the launch last night and was suitably impressed. The PS3 can be accessed very easily using a Wi-Fi connection on the phone and content can be streamed from the games console itself or from any drive connected to it.

Live TV looked as good as you can expect on a phone – very watchable, while the only features you couldn’t access were the PS3’s update (it would be handy to get that out of the way while you’re not in the room) and the PS3 games themselves.

And being a fancy new phone, it’s got the obligatory fancy new phone features – camera, Bluetooth, Google, makes the tea, yadda yadda yadda.  Full specs are on the next page.

The Aino should be out sometime this year, but there’s no price as yet.

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Specifications
Size: 104mm x 50mm x 15.5 mm
Weight: 134 grams
Colours: Obsidian Black,
Luminous White
Main screen: 16,777,216 True
Colour TFT
Resolution: 240 x 432 pixels
Size: 3 inches
Phone memory: Up to 55MB
Memory card support: SanDisk
microSD
Talk time GSM: Up to 13 hrs

Camera
8.1 megapixel camera
Up to 16x digital zoom
Photo fix
Photo flash
Video recording
Auto focus
Face detection
Image and video stabilizer
BestPic™
Geo tagging
Photo feeds
Photo light
Red-eye reduction
Send to web
Smart contrast
Touch focus

Music
Album art
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Clear Bass
Clear Stereo
Touchscreen media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow
SensMe
Stereo speakers

Web
Access NetFront Web
browser
Bookmarks
Google™ search (from
standby)
Web feeds

Communication
Speakerphone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating alert
Video calling (main camera)

Messaging
Conversations
Email
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Instant messaging
Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync

Design
Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation

Entertainment
Facebook
3D games
FM radio with RDS
Java
Motion gaming
Remote Play for Playstation 3
Tracker
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk mate
YouTube

Connectivity
A-GPS
Bluetooth technology
DLNA Certified
Google Maps
Modem
PictBridge
Synchronisation
USB mass storage
USB support
Wi-Fi

Organizer
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Flight mode
Notes
Phone book
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer

Accessories In-Box
Aino
Battery
Battery charger
SanDisk microSD 8GB
Colour-matched Wireless
Stereo Headphone EC100
Design-matched Charging
Stand MH100
User guide
Optional:
Wireless Stereo Speakers MBS-
400
Snap-on Speaker Stand MS410
Digital Photo Frame IDP-100

 

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