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.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.