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Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou) preview: First look

Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou) preview: First look - read the full textSony Ericsson Satio (a.k.a. Idou) is perched at the top of the touchscreen food chain with an ominous grin. Currently rivaled only by the Samsung Omnia HD, the 12 megapixel predator readily bares its teeth...


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SE screwed up, no 3.5mm jack.

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  • 2009-06-08 03:45
  • jI9Q

Can you please post some sample photos of the 9 mega pixel widescreen shots. Thanks.

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  • 2009-06-08 00:03
  • pTWp

The Sony Ericsson interface & the Xenon flash are the main selling point & so is Symbian Foundation but it is not running Symbian foundation only s60 v5, I want a Smartphone with Xenon flash but i dont think this is the one for me.

There is no kinetic scrolling on the symbian part (menu, sms) there is also no word suggestion / correction like on Win mobile & android & having used win mobile (not that good) the main reason I use it is for the messaging suggestion / correction you can text 5 times faster.

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  • 2009-06-07 22:44
  • pTWp

Is an excelent quality phone. Camera images are stunning.

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  • 2009-06-07 16:46
  • nDWv

> In reply to Thamie @ 2009-06-07 07:13 from NHUD - click to readAnd can you please shed some light on your statement that why is not this phone that much exciting???What does this set lack that is present in other high end sets by nokia or samsung???
I think you are not in your senses, what more a set can do for you?What will make it exciting for you??A set that will make call just when you think or the one that will make free calls anywhere in the world??

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  • 2009-06-07 15:23
  • u1vC

> In reply to bummy @ 2009-06-07 06:39 from jDvD - click to readno 100% crop of satio sucks. they should just focus at around 3-5mp simply because the sensor size is too small that anything more is just plain marketing

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  • 2009-06-07 13:52
  • wYLI

> In reply to XpErIaNcEr-X1 @ 2009-06-07 02:01 from pvDx - click to readwhat do you mean samsung has a crappy OS? symbian is good, there just some issues, but is fine.. while Samsung is good in making WinMO devices...

Satio is good.. maybe ill wait for this one..

OCTOBER is just so far away.

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  • 2009-06-07 11:20
  • wYGd

the phone is not that exciting,,there improvements though but just not it..

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  • 2009-06-07 07:13
  • NHUD

on a side note... that red car in the video needs to get its exhaust checked out... its spitting out black smog

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  • 2009-06-07 06:46
  • jDvD

stop complaining about the noise...

Look at the 100% crop btwn samsung, and Satio(idou)... even at 100% its already better.

When final version is out, and if you decide to scale down the picture to 8mp comparison, the quality will be perfect.

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  • 2009-06-07 06:39
  • jDvD

Well done S.E great phone buy one, great review too.

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  • 2009-06-07 04:53
  • QuDE

@ all you people complaining about the camera noise:

be aware that this phone is STILL IN DEVELOPMENT, and therefore does not represent the final retail product.

from what i have seen, it looks good. and 2 big thumbs up for finally giving flash browser support.

and well the VGA resolution is good, but i would personally like to see higher resolutions on future handsets

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  • 2009-06-07 04:51
  • PP$8

GSMArena correct the Dimensions its 112 x 55 x 13.3 mm

not 111 x 54 x 15 mm showen in official site of Sony Ericsson

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  • 2009-06-07 02:33
  • nTTU

Not bad considering the Cam and the phone looks. Otherwise resolution ain't that high compared to my X1 800x480 & build Quality X1 is of no match tbh. Looks like a pass 4 me (Symbian OS...nah) till X2 comes out with WM7 or android 2.0. I loved the idou name as it was more catchy.
I know i'll buy it when i get to see/try it for real :D loool
SE rulzzz all way

Nokia .. u had ur time & ran out of numbers & soon letters
Apple... still having good times but a 5 Mpx cam would be a bomb for all manufactures.
Samsung....crappy OS but good cams
LG...good effort match brilliant phones
SE...My Fav. since my 1st T68i

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  • 2009-06-07 02:01
  • pvDx

> In reply to clipse @ 2009-06-06 12:31 from 0n3{ - click to readactually the sensor size increased here to a small 1/2.5", the c905 had an even smaller sensor.This size dates back to archaic digital cameras and low end P&S

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  • 2009-06-07 00:54
  • q{d4


this is a awsome phone :)

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  • 2009-06-06 20:16
  • n776

> In reply to Nick @ 2009-06-06 10:49 from mrB} - click to readouh Nick!!!
i extremly agree with u!!
the lens cover is sooooo hideous!!!

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  • 2009-06-06 18:43
  • ibgf

lol i was going with aino
but i dont know why when i read this i think im gonna change my mind
lol SE ur making me confused what to get :P
first the w995 then i went for the aino now satio
and none of them is out yet ;p lol

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  • 2009-06-06 18:33
  • ptKm

To the ones complaining about noise, tint and whatever on the pictures; If you´re concerned about those issues, a camphone is not recommended for you (at least for the camera). Stop and think; what for do you really need a 12 Mp sensor on a phone? Photograph the moon? Brag about it? This is just about the "who´s the biggest" in the mobile market and right now, i would trade those 12 Mp for a smaller sensor, divx support, an Fm transmitter or voice guided gps...

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  • 2009-06-06 18:24
  • mhpq

I dont care what you say
this phone will be mine when it gets here...
wont care if costs 1000$ here ill buy it!

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  • 2009-06-06 18:13
  • 03}e

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