Sony Ericsson’s Aino Plays Nice with PS3

May 29, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


Sony Ericsson today showcases Aino. Get the best of two worlds with the keypad combined with an intuitive touch UI in media mode. An intuitive media browser gives users a clear overview and one touch direct access to their content.

Control your PLAYSTATION®3 and access its media content on your Aino anywhere, anytime using Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3. Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3, initially developed for PSP, enables users to control and access media content on PLAYSTATION®3 from their phone. This can be done via a local network between PLAYSTATION®3 and Aino in your home or via the internet from anywhere in the world. For TV lovers in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and in the UK users can also enjoy the PlayTV™ service on PLAYSTATION®3 via the Aino. Watch, pause and record live TV from a huge range of free channels via Aino on the go.

Aino also introduces Media Home, an application that pulls media content from Media Go™ on your PC over Wi-Fi™ to your phone automatically. Users just insert their Aino into its charging stand and it automatically synchronizes with all the latest media content on their PC. You are always ready to go with the latest content on your phone.

“Sony Ericsson has established itself as THE Communication Entertainment brand and Aino highlights our commitment to bringing the latest communication technology to the market in fun and innovative ways for consumers to enjoy,” said Alexandre Cardon, Market Business Manager at Sony Ericsson. “Media Home and Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3 are key steps in broadening the entertainment experiences users can enjoy on their Sony Ericsson phone and gives a taste of our vision of the future.”

Watch movies on the crystal clear 3 inch screen and listen to music in superb quality and with increased freedom – thanks to the stylish Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and matching Charging Stand EC100 included with Aino. This powerful phone offers a full range of exciting features to support the entertainment experiences on the phones such as; an 8.1 megapixel camera, Photo flash and Clear audio experience.

  • The best of both worlds: traditional keypad and touch UI in media mode
  • Media Home and Media Go™ – simple to take your content with you
  • Remote Play with PLAYSTATION®3 – control and access your PLAYSTATION®3 media content from your mobile phone
  • 3 inch 16 million colour screen – surf the web in widescreen
  • Clear audio experience – listen to music in superb quality
  • Design matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100 and Charging Stand EC100

Aino supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100. Aino will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Obsidian Black and Luminous White.


  • 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


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


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


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


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


  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Wallpaper animation


  • Facebook
  • 3D games
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Java
  • Motion gaming
  • Remote Play for PLAYSTATION®3
  • Tracker
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • Walk mate
  • YouTube™


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


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


  • Aino
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • SanDisk microSD™ 8GB
  • Colour-matched Wireless Stereo Headphone MH100
  • Design-matched Charging Stand EC100
  • User guide


  • Wireless Stereo Speakers MBS-400
  • Snap-on Speaker Stand MS410
  • Digital Photo Frame IDP-100

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 104 x 50×15.5 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
  • Standby time GSM: Up to 380 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hours
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 367 hours
  • Video talk time: Up to 1 hour 40 mins
  • Music listening time: Up to 31 hours

Availability and versions

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 850/900/2100

Available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.