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Sony Ericsson Satio hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson Satio hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson's Satio has seen a few changes since its last MWC appearance (as the Idou), most of which have taken place on the inside.  Running the latest version of Symbian S60, complete with UI fettling from Sony Ericsson themselves, it's now a harmonious and consistent OS with no glaring leftovers of its non-touchscreen past.

Video demo and full SE Satio gallery after the cut

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Sony Ericsson Satio: Idou comes to market in Q4

Sony Ericsson Satio: Idou comes to market in Q4

Sony Ericsson have officially announced their flagship touchscreen cellphone, the Satio.  Formerly known as the Idou, the Sony Ericsson Satio features a 3.5-inch 16:9 widescreen resistive touchscreen, quadband GSM and UMTS, together with GPS and WiFi.  There's also a 12.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, face-detection, geotagging, an image stabilizer and Xenon flash.

 

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson Idou video demo shows browser Flash support

Sony Ericsson Idou video demo shows browser Flash support

Another Sony Ericsson Idou prototype has fallen into blogger hands, and this time it's CNET Germany who are showing off the upcoming 3.5-inch wunderphone on video.  It may be in Germany but the footage does show one thing: Flash support in the browser.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson Idou tipped for October release

Sony Ericsson Idou tipped for October release

Sony Ericsson may think they can keep us sated with cheap sliders and candybars, but we all know that unless they whip out the Idou sometime soon it's game over.  Happily that just might be happening in October this year, with a German PR rep for the company supposedly going on record to confirm their planned 2009 Idou launch schedule.

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Sony Ericsson Idou up close with XPERIA X1, Nokia E71

Sony Ericsson Idou up close with XPERIA X1, Nokia E71

After yesterday's in-the-wild sighting, it's time for some more live shots of Sony Ericsson's Idou smartphone.  This time courtesy of fony.sk, it's a chance to see how the Idou holds up compared to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and Nokia E71.  It's hard to tell what stage the Idou's Symbian Foundation OS is at compared to yesterday's version, but the menus do look more complete.

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Sony Ericsson Idou spotted in wild

Sony Ericsson Idou spotted in wild

The Sony Ericsson Idou is still very much in pre-production stage, but that hasn't stopped MobilMania from acquiring one and giving some first impressions.  Based around a 3.5-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen and fitted with a 12.1-megapixel camera, the Idou will be one of the first devices to run Symbian Foundation.

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Sony Ericsson Idou: Live Video and Gallery from MWC

Sony Ericsson Idou: Live Video and Gallery from MWC

Sony Ericsson's Idou may be far from complete, but that didn't stop the company pulling out the limited number of pre-production demo units they had and running through a quick showcase of some of the touchscreen smartphone's features.  Headline functionality for the Idou is the 12.1-megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon flash, 3.5-inch VGA-resolution touchscreen and new Symbian Foundation OS; check out our live demo video and full gallery after the cut.

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Sony Ericsson Idou: 12.1MP and 3.5-inch touchscreen

Sony Ericsson Idou: 12.1MP and 3.5-inch touchscreen

Sony Ericsson have given a preview of an upcoming handset, currently with the project name Idou.  The Idou will run the Symbian Foundation OS (based on S60, and about which we know very little - SE described it as occupying "a space" in the Symbian roadmap) and include a 12.1-megapixel autofocus camera and VGA-resolution resistive touchscreen 3.5-inch 16:9 widescreen display.

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