AINO and W995 seeker, 18 Nov 2009Hi, If let say after I bought the AINO for this season, is it the firmware can be upgraded/... moreThe firmware is not available at present but sources say it will be available 3 weeks into January. I cannot say that with this update that the phone will have full screen functionality, however it is possible. We will only know when the firmware is released if the phone is now full touchscreen. Making myself clear so as not to create any arguments, it is possible however only Sony Ericsson will be able to decide if they want to make it touchscreen or not with the firmware update in January
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2009Probably the two things i dislike would be the slight lag in the OS, but this should be sorted... moreHi,
If let say after I bought the AINO for this season, is it the firmware can be upgraded/updated? and did you mean that once we have upgraded/updated the firmware, we can use the touchscreen for texting purpose?
Thanks for your quick reply.
Hi, is the backlight for the keypad is bright enough? coz my last phone w760 the backlight for keypad is so dim.
and is the slider good?
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2009Had my white one for nearly a month now. The keypad is awkward but you get used to it very qui... moreWhat is the O/S of this handset? Symbian 9.x? Are there any apps you can install on this phone for GPS with voice navigation eg TOMTOM
Dpac, 17 Nov 2009Well i've been keeping an eye on all you guys' comments on Aino for the past week.. Especially... moreNope you won't regret buying Aino trust me, my friend has one and i played with it for several mins and it was really awesome! No lags good firmware. Aino is slightly better than W995. I ordered a white one its coming this week so i can't wait to recieve it.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2009Probably the two things i dislike would be the slight lag in the OS, but this should be sorted... morethanks for answeing all my questions.
do you feel that your Aino phone is kinda heavy or it is ok, also how about the slide durability is it stroong enough as the one in w995?
thank you so much for helping :)
Well i've been keeping an eye on all you guys' comments on Aino for the past week.. Especially Ritwik, Samya n all.. Hi to all!
I currently own a Nokia N81 8GB that i bought last year and i'm afraid it's unusable now.. The display and keypad are screwd to quite the extent (mainly cos of water damage and also due to the poor quality build of N81)..
I'm looking forward to buy a new phone and as soon as i saw the Aino i thought "Why not switch to SE?"
To be frank the phone looks sexy.. Looks like a supermodel with quite a portfolio on the internet.. I really love the looks of this phone..
I'm quite the person who texts a lot... a lot! I'd send around 200 texts a day to my gal.. So the keypad on the Aino really seems to be a PLus for me..
And i was also looking for a touchscreen and the Aino seems to have a wonderful capacitative touchscreen specially for media.. That's cool cos i basically wanted touchscreen to play around with music, photos n videos.. And the 8.1 MP camera on it seems awesome..
However what matters to a user (to me atleast) in the future after buying a phone is not just the looks but the usability, user-friendliness of firmware, availability of 3rd party softwares... etc. and other ways to get more out of ur phone and keep it alive..
Since the phone is Java based i'm quite unsure on whether to buy it or not.. There aren't many gr8 Java apps for phones out there as far as i know..
I also do not own a PS3 so the Remote Play feature wud be quite useless to me..
Here are the features that matter to me:
- Looks & Build quality
- Music quality (on headphones and its speakers)
- Camera quality
- Touchscreen (cos i wanna join the 'touchscreen age')
- WiFi (internet browsing)
- Availability of 3rd party apps (like games and other cool stuff)
- Battery life (for messagin and listenin to songs simultaneously while on the move)
I've considered other phones too (like the W995) but Aino seems to be unique from the rest.. Will i regret buying the Aino like i now regret buying my N81? If you guys feel so please suggest any other phone in the range 20,000 to 25,000 Indian Rupees (or 1,500 to 2,000 AED)
The price of Aino in Dubai is AED 2,099/-
Thanks u guys!
The best of Sony Ericsson phone are: Satio,W995,XPERIA X10(but type on google XPERIA X5) and Aino!
mewy, 17 Nov 2009on text messaging issit always via the keypad or can it be via the touch screen? does it have ... moreFor now only the keypad can be used to type messages. Touchscreen texting is not supported for the moment.
aino, 16 Nov 2009thanks for your reply concerning battery and silence using volume keys. i want to inquire wha... moreProbably the two things i dislike would be the slight lag in the OS, but this should be sorted with a firmware update. The next would be that it is only touchscreen when using the media player and certain java apps, again Sony Ericsson say they will be able to change this with a firmware update as the phone can support full touchscreen. Thats pretty much it. The keypad's keys are slightly small and close together so i sometimes accidently pressed the wrong button, but after one week's use this never happened again
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970you can find it at radio talaat in ataaba and in rizkalla stores.
search for these 2 markets on the yellow pages and get their contacts.
satio is 4000 in rizkalla and 3900 or something in radio talaat
AINO and W995 seeker, 17 Nov 2009Hi, Can i know how is the firmware of AINO? Is there any problem? If compare with satio,... moreHey in my opinion i would go for the Aino because Satio is overpriced and there is nothing special about Satio especially the camera 8 and 12MP is the same good photo quality during the day time. Aino is at a reasonable price for now and definetly worth to buy. For myself i already ordered a white one and it's coming this week and only cost $500 CAD. Also i forgot the mention if you want cool accessories like the desktop stand charger and the bluetooth headset go for the Aino cuz Satio only comes with a stylus.
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2009the best mobile just a like overprice
it should be of 350 euro and would be the best phone
Can i know how is the firmware of AINO? Is there any problem?
If compare with satio, which one would you choose? because I am going to have one of them. Please advice which one is better to buy.
Thanks for your quick reply.
on text messaging issit always via the keypad or can it be via the touch screen? does it have the virtual alpha numeric pad?
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2009Battery life is good, lasted two days with frequent use, watching movies, texting and playing ... morethanks for your reply concerning battery and silence using volume keys.
i want to inquire what are the things that bothered you while using the phone? what do you dislike about it?
another last point what about the keys, you have mentioned in your 1st message about key problem, what is the problem exactlly
wat is remote play for ps3????????????? can play ps3 games using the phone uh??????
A Maher, 16 Nov 2009you know the price of Aino & Satio in Egypt?i found it in saudi arabia for 2080-2099
which is very weird since both local and companies are selling for the same price :S ...
aino, 16 Nov 2009how is the battery? and can you silence the phone ring and vibration by pressing one press on... moreBattery life is good, lasted two days with frequent use, watching movies, texting and playing music. . .Yes, tried it now, it does silence and the vibration stops on a call with one press of the volume button