Sony Ericsson Aino slides past the FCC, AT&T/Rogers 3G in tow

By on September 3, 2009 at 11:17 AM.

Sony Ericsson Aino slides past the FCC, AT&T/Rogers 3G in tow

Sure it’s not quite as exciting as the Satio that the FCC poked and prodded last month, but we’re happy to see another sexy Sony Ericsson phone pass through the halls of the FCC all the same. We’re even happier considering this little guy is sporting AT&T and Rogers’ brand of 3G. Sure we’ve known the Aino would rock WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz since it was announced back in May but seeing it slide past the FCC means it could launch any time now. For a quick refresher, the Aino features a portrait sliding form factor, quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band WCDMA, a 0-9 keypad, 3-inch 240 × 432 pixel touchscreen, 8.1 megapixel camera with an LED flash and 16x digital zoom, aGPS, Bluetooth, social networking integration, microSDHC and PS3 integration. Hit the jump for some more pics of SE’s sweet upcoming slider posing seductively next to every phone addict’s favorite LYRA ruler.

Thanks, Danica Hatrick!

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets official

By on September 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets official

Will it ever stop today? Sony Ericsson has apparently decided to join in the fun — and by that we mean attempt to steal Nokia’s thunder. Everyone’s favorite stumbling handset maker has just made the somewhat anticipated XPERIA X2 official. We would much rather see the XPERIA X3 become a reality but as they say, you can’t win ‘em all. As far as specs go, leaks have already encompassed just about everything worth mentioning: Windows Mobile 6.5, 8.1 megapixel camera with auto focus, touch focus and 16x digital zoom, 3.5-inch WVGA OLED display, aGPS, DLNA, 512MB RAM, 3.5 mm headphone jack and an accelerometer. No pricing has been announced but it will launch in select markets some time in Q4 and there will be a version with WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz. Hit the jump for a pair of videos along with the complete spec list.

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AT&T Sony Ericsson C905a strikes a pose; shipments now hitting retailers

By on July 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM.

AT&T Sony Ericsson C905a strikes a pose; shipments now hitting retailers

Well it looks like Sony Ericsson’s upcoming C905a is just as anxious to see AT&T-subscribed mobile photogs as they are to see it. In fact, it couldn’t even wait until the 19th for its official release to pop out of its retail packaging and say hi to the camera. One of our ninjas just hit us to show off one of many units currently making their way across the country just waiting to be snatched up this Sunday. A quick recap of the spec highlights:

  • 8.1 megapixel camera with a xenon flash, auto-focus and video capture
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA
  • On-device image editing
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass display
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2) support up to 16GB

In less exciting news, we’re hearing AT&T has apparently crippled the handset a bit more than most would have liked — namely, it will be lacking Wi-Fi and Exchange support out of the box. For seasoned SE fans this shouldn’t pose much of a roadblock but less experienced users looking to bring the handset back to its fully functional state have some debranding research to do. Hit the jump for more shots of the phone and retail packaging.

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Sony Ericsson W995a skips past on its way to the US

By on May 6, 2009 at 7:07 AM.

Sony Ericsson W995a skips past on its way to the US

A little over a week ago the Sony Ericsson W995, affectionately known as the Hikaru, was revealed to have made it’s way through the FCC screening process. We knew the US-bound W995a couldn’t be far behind and sure enough, here she is. As is customary with Sony Ericsson handsets that actually find their way to North America, the “a” model is identical to the standard version but it brings WCDMA 850/1900 MHz to the table as well. Mmm, 3G. Specswise, we’re still looking at an 8.1 megapixel camera, 8GB of internal memory, 2.6-inch QVGA scratch-resistant screen, aGPS, Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, Walkman player 4.0 and dedicated media buttons. Will it get picked up? That remains to be seen but in the meantime, hit the jump for more FCC shots.

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FCC greenlights the Sony Ericsson W995

By on April 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM.

FCC greenlights the Sony Ericsson W995

Despite the recent wave of ho-hum handsets, Sony Ericsson’s W995 is one of a select few feature phones we’ve been secretly lusting after since it was announced back in February. Once known as the Hikaru, the W995 will be SE’s first Walkman phone to get in on the 8 megapixel action. The specs as you may recall, are pretty respectable — highlighted by the 8.1 megapixel shooter, 8GB of internal memory, 2.6-inch QVGA scratch-resistant screen, aGPS, Wi-Fi, stereo speakers and Walkman player 4.0 accompanied by dedicated media buttons. There is some bad news in all this however; this FCC approval makes no mention of the 850/1800/1900 MHz WCDMA bands we’re all looking forward to in the North American W995a. In fact, it doesn’t mention any WCDMA testing, though it does list the phone as HSPA-capable. As such, we’ll have to assume this is the Euro variant and we’ve got a bit more waiting to do before the North American version finally makes its way through the approval process. Hit the jump for a few more shots.

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