hello all i contacted SE about walkmate application and if Aino by firmware update will it be able to access contacts and make calls by touch
and their answer unfortunately is as follows:
Sadly the Walkmate application is not available on the Sony Ericsson Aino and it is not possible to add this application to the handset.
In relation to your other query the touchscreen on the Sony Ericsson Aino is purely for media purposes such as viewing pictures/videos and such alike. It is not possible to access other menus via the touchscreen or call a contact. This will not be altered on the Sony Ericsson Aino.
Please please tell me that the call answer / end call functions are also on the touch screen and that it is not necessary to open the phone each time to answer it ?
According to my experiance, I would say it is the BEST offering from SonyEricsson.
Its Exterior has QualitY and believe me in new purchased models stickr does Not peel off. Its very Beautiful.
Its GPS and WiFi are Very Strong and work flawlessly.
All 3rd party applications including Google Maps can use WiFi.
It has decent 8.1 Mega pixel camera with Geo tagging, burst mode, Face detection, Smile Detection etc. Plus Strong LED which you can use as Torch and SOS Light. Video 30FPS and neat.
In case you do not want to use GPS but still Geotagging then it can Geotag your pics with cell id as well. You have an option to see your pics on in built Google Maps.
I would say that you can use most of the work without opening slider like calling ,3G video call etc.
In built User Guide is useful too.
Track ID is just a Magic. Try it.
Its BBC iPlayer compatible.
You can see full Song information on Main screen and its Divism theme changes when playing song.
As soon as you start the phone it catches the Network and battery life is good. Nice RDS Radio that can be handled with Walkman key.
Overall a Perfact Walkman Phone. Go and Buy it. This is my experiance.
10 out of 10
WT, 29 Nov 2009Aino touch screen function is really bad! 50% of the time, it doesn't work & there's no solut... moreYes you're right about that Aino were pulled out of market because of some malfunction with touchscreen (sometimes it didn't respond) and for the Satio it had some serious firmware problemes Sony Ericsson reported that they will fix those probleme later this week
eager, 29 Nov 2009hi aino user, where are you from?
how much did you buy it for?
are you sure that there are n... moreAino touch screen function is really bad! 50% of the time, it doesn't work & there's no solution from SE service center.
One of UK phone retailers has pulled Aino off its shelf after it has done so for Satio!
Aino User, 28 Nov 2009Hi. By this time you all would have read on the home page regarding SE Aino pulled out from sa... morehi aino user, where are you from?
how much did you buy it for?
are you sure that there are no problems with this phone?
i want to buy a new phone but i'm afraid of buying this because i heard that there are some issues with this phone.
last time i bought a se k850i and that phone got out of order after six month use i got it repaired five times from se service centre but it didnt get fixed.
so at last i had to sell it for less than half of its price and bought a w580 thats why i am afraid of.
i am from india.
A.F., 29 Nov 2009Regarding the Messaging section there is no such IM thing in it. But there is facebook integra... morethanks for reply in details
are you sure about voice over ip thing?
this will be very great option.
what is the name of the application or how can we do that, have u tried it?
about the walkmate. i am not tech but according to my understanding walkmate is associated in w 995 and other phones with the acceleromotor.
and aino does have accelermotor so it should be compatile with walkmate application.
i will try to email se about this thing
Mr. Smarty pant, 29 Nov 2009please help me...my friend wants to purchase a new phone and is eating my brains about it. Ple... moreThe phone he wants is not out yet with all those techno features he wants he'll hav 2 wait on that.He'll get some features on some phones & some on others,its a tough call.Aino wud hav been a gr8 buy 4 him but he wants full touch i blieve but he can sacrifice cuz the oda other features r quite ok except 4 web which hasnt flash.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2009Hi A.F again.
thans for your review.
i want to ask whether these options are available in Ai... moreRegarding the Messaging section there is no such IM thing in it. But there is facebook integrated in the Messaging Section.
There is no walkmate app in Aino. I checked it on SE website and it seems Aino is not supported by walkmate.
Camera has Face detection, Auto, Macro, Infinite. Picture Size are 8MP (4:3), 7MP (3:2), 6MP (16:9), 3Mp (4:3), Full HD (16:9)..Pls mind this is the size of the picture, don't get confused in the Full HD thing. Its just the size. Theres no best pic in camera. But there is touch focus, in which you can touch the screen to take a pic or focus on a particular area to take the pic. There is Photo fix as well.
Google maps is available in the phone, it works very quick but its just an approximate.
My Aino came bundled with the following apps.
Bluetooth Robot (No idea what it is for)
Wisepilot (30 day navigation)(I have not tried it yet)
The so called "creaking sound" (I wouldn't consider) IS "not from the battery cover". It's from the keyboard. And once again its not a creaking sound (For me). Its just the keypad base which rests on a thin sheet as I said earlier. Its like a crispy sound but not annoying.
There is SIP too in Aino. Which mean you can make Voip calls from your phone.
Till now I have not experienced any sort of problem in my touch screen. I even tried swapping and tapping the screen very fast and not problems at all. Response was very quick and smooth.
0 call drops
0 voice call distortion
0 video call disturbance
it's a really nice phone. after i bought it, my friends are talking bout it. u must buy this phone!!!
iam searching for telephone and i donot have money please help me i ask all the world to help me:P
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( i was in love with this se-Aino and was really disappointed when i have decided to say "yes, i want this phone" and saw this news all over the internet)
A spokesman for the world fourth largest manufacturer of mobile phones, admitted that “a number of users of the new smartphone Sony Ericsson Aino had experienced problems using the touch screen.” Obviously we’re working as fast as possible to resolve (the problem), “Sony Ericsson Mattias Holm said the spokesman.
He also assured that “Aino sold in limited quantities in the UK, so this problem only affects a very small number of customers.”
Earlier this week, Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s biggest seller of mobile phones, temporarily withdrew the smartphone from Sony Ericsson Satio also due to a software problem.
Holm said the software problems had affected only a small number of customers in Britain and had not damaged the Sony Ericsson brand.
“At the moment we see no harm or damage caused,” said Holm. “It’s an issue that affects only contained a small number of consumers.”
please help me...my friend wants to purchase a new phone and is eating my brains about it. Please help me with the best phone for him. he wants a touch screen phone with all the high techo features....please help..
i recently just bought this phone. Truthfully it worth the money. the design is very sleek and the phone is easy to use. it is worth buying... =)
A.F., 28 Nov 2009@ Donia
I have given my opinion already. But further more about the design. I am a person who... moreanother point i forget to ask about it.
is google maps available on the phone or it is downloaded when needed, is it available offline
A.F., 28 Nov 2009@ Donia
I have given my opinion already. But further more about the design. I am a person who... moreHi A.F again.
thans for your review.
i want to ask whether these options are available in Aino or not.
does messaging support instant messaging (IM) or not?
does walkmate is found in the applications sections or not and if not avialable can it be downloaded for free and will it work sharm as it is in w995 .
smile detection and best pic are they available on the camera options.?
please if it is possible clarify the issue considering the creaking of the keybad, does that sound from the back cover of the phone as k 530 or from where does the sound come from?