Sony Ericsson Aino unveiled, taps into PS3 remotely

Sony Ericsson just unveiled the world’s first phone to tap into the PS3 remotely. It uses the remote play function PSP owners will be familiar with, serving up photos, videos and music from the console at home, no matter where you are. Read on for all the details.

The Sony Ericsson Aino is a beautiful phone. Using both a touchscreen and keypad, it packs 3G skills, Wi-Fi and an 8 megapixel camera, but the real selling point is its ability to tap into the PS3 from afar.

Whether it’s using a Wi-Fi network or 3G, it can suck up video, photos or music using Wi-Fi or 3G. But that’s not all.

The Aino is also the first Sony Ericsson phone to come with a Wi-Fi dock included. Plonk the phone down and it’ll sync media from your PC wirelessly. It also comes with stereo Bluetooth headphones, also charging from the dock. It’s a swish little package and no mistake.

Are we impressed? You betcha. But there’s a caveat. While this is a phone that’ll connect to a PS3, there’s no chance of playing games. The Sony Ericsson Aino just isn’t a gaming phone. It’s a media phone. Media anywhere, sure, but just that: media, and no games.

To say we’re a little disappointed is an understatement. This really could have been the PlayStation phone we’ve been waiting for. As it is, the Sony Ericsson Aino feels a little half baked.

Sure, it’s a cracking media phone, and tapping into live TV (assuming you’ve got a PS3 and PlayTV box at home) is going to slap a grin all over some gamer’s faces. But without the actual games, it falls slightly short of bowling us completely over.

TBC | £TBC | Sony Ericsson

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