Well the retail name of Idou is no longer a mystery – the Sony Ericsson Satio is how the 12 megapixel full touch phone will be marketed. Some updates about the handset also emerged such as its final OS.
Among the most interesting things about Satio, one of the most popular handsets this year, is that it is now confirmed it will run Symbian S60 5th edition OS - the same as on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic or Samsung Omnia HD. Obviously the Symbian Foundation will not be able to deliver their new OS in time for the Idou, eh, sorry, Satio release.
The other new stuff about the Satio are the camera touch focus and the gesture controls (not really sure if its accelerometer or camera based).
The Sony Ericsson Satio will be available in Black, Silver and Bordeaux colors and will come with color-matching headphones and a 8GB microSD card in the retail package.
A US version of the Idou will also be available that will ship with tri-band UMTS/HSPA support (850/1900/2100 MHz) - it's supposed to hit the shelves from early Q4 2009.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the availability of the international version that we are so looking forward to.
Official Sony Ericsson Satio promo video