Make way Nintendo Wii and Project Natal – the Sony Ericsson Yari can play both motion-based games and camera-tracked gesture controlled games. A 5MP camera and GPS in an attractive package and of course great audio quality – we might have a winner on our hands.
What’s all this gesture gaming we’re going on about? Simple, well, sort of – Yari uses its secondary camera to track motion so that you can use your body to control the game, like the impressive Project Natal demos you might have seen (and if you haven’t, do – you’ll know joysticks are a thing of the past). The accelerometer also comes into play – the Bowling game puts a Wii in your pocket.
But the Sony Ericsson Yari is not just about games. Even though Sony Ericsson are done using the Cybershot and Walkman labels, Yari’s seems to have both types of genes. It packs a 5MP camera with auto-focus and the audio quality is great. Keep in mind this is a reasonably priced phone we’re talking about here.
Games, music, navigation – the Sony Ericsson Yari is a Swiss army knife of a phone. Tech-geeks will be impressed, but the Yari will appeal to civilians as well.
Jump to the next page, where we open up the box and begin exploring the Sony Ericsson Yari.