Sony Ericsson Yari Preview
By on August 11th, 2009

The phone with the latest technology of gesture control launched by Sony Ericsson on the MCW earlier this year was Yari. The phone has the first gesture gaming technology.However gesture gaming was available in Japan earlier and is provided by Japanese brand DoCoMo, but now Sony Ericsson is bringing it in the front of entire world. Apart from gesture control the phone has many other features-

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General

     2G Network                GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

     3G Network                HSDPA 900 / 2100

                                        HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – Yari (a) for Americas

Size

     Dimensions                100 x 48 x 15.7 mm

     Weight                        115gm

Screen                      240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, TFT, 256K colors

Memory

     Internal                      60 MB

     Card slot                    microSD, up to 16GB (1GB included)

Data

     GPRS                           Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps

     HSCSD                        Yes

     EDGE                           Class 10, 236.8 kbps

     3G                               HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

     WLAN                          No (not confirmed)

     Bluetooth                    Yes, v2.0 with A2DP

     Infrared port               No

     USB                             Yes, v2.0

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Camera                           5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels

     Features                      Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilizer, autofocus, LED

                                         flash

     Video                           Yes, QVGA@30fps

     Secondary                    Video call camera

Features

     Browser                        WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront), RSS reader

     Radio                            Stereo FM radio with RDS

     Games                          Yes, gesture and motion gaming and downloadable

     Colors                          Achromatic Black, Cranberry White

     GPS                               Yes, with A-GPS support; Wayfinder Navigator

     Java                               Yes, MIDP 2.0

                                          – TrackID music recognition

                                          – Picture editor/blogging

                                          – YouTube application

               
0;                          – Voice memo

                                          – Shake control

                                          – SensMe

Multimedia

     Music                            MP3/AAC/MPEG4

     Video                            MP4, 3GP (240×320)

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Battery                              Li-Po 1000 mAh

Yari is more appealing for gaming users and some techies because of the latest gesture controlling. Apart from this the phone has a 5 MP camera, GPS, but the absence of wi-fi(still not confirmed because SE said it is DLNA certified but no mention in its specification) is a big drawback. The music doesn’t has the latest Clear Bass technology instead has the old Mega Bass. The UI is typical SE but modified. The phone is a good mixture of entertainment and browsing. But the screen is small because when playing gesture control games will the user will be able to see the 2.4 inches screen from a distance. Overall a very good phone for people whose main priority is gaming and a good phone for people taking the overall view. There has not been many complains with Sony Ericsson seeing their latest three upcoming phones. Practically this phone will not be able to achieve the success which Satio could achieve.

Author: Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah has written and can be contacted at rahul@techie-buzz.com.
 
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