Yari (left), Aino (right)
Here are 2 SE multimedia phones set for Q4 2009 release:
Sony Ericsson Yari slider features a 2.4-inch display, GPS, and support for the SE's PlayNow service. With its support for gesture-controlled functions, Sony Ericsson bills Yari as a 'gaming device'. Price? A whopping $558 (P26,000++ *CCBT) unlocked. Yes, more expensive than some consumer laptops out in the market today.
Aino, on the other hand, features a 8.1 megapixel cam, a scratch-resistant mineral glass display, Sony Remote Play support, GPS and HSPA. Like Yari, it's also a slider:
No word has been given on its price yet but based on its looks alone, I'm guessing it will be a lot more expensive than Yari.
I'm really rooting for the success of these 2 models -- after a series of losses, it'd be so nice to see Sony Ericsson back on top again.
UPDATE: Sony Ericsson Aino is now out in the Philippines. Read more about Aino HERE.