The Idou (currently a working title, pronounced "I do") is a metal cased smartphone, announced by Sony Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on the 15th of February 2009. It has been labelled as the company's iPhone killer, and is scheduled to be released sometime in the second half of the year. 
The focus of the phone is the high quality playback of music and video, as well as photography. It will be the first phone in the world to have a 12-megapixel camera . This is located on the back of the phone, behind a slider and features a Xenon flash. On the side of the phone, there is a shutter button, and a button which allows you to switch between still and video modes. Next to this is a rocker switch for zooming in and out. Also on this side is a button for playback of photos or video. The other side of the phone has a sliding lock button and a covered slot for a MicroSD card.
The front of the camera is dominated by a 3.5-inch, 16:9 ratio 640x480 resistive touchscreen. There is also a front facing camera for video calling. At the bottom of the touchscreen are three small buttons: green (left), white (centre), and red (right).
In terms of software, Idou uses an operating system based on the Symbian/S60 platforms. It will use the PlayNow service, Sony Ericsson's streaming mobile music platform, and is part of the company's new Entertainment Unlimited service. In terms of connectivity, it is Wi-Fi-enabled and has a GPS chip for navigation and location-based services.
SE Idou is just a copy of HTC Diamond if u look at the front . The sides are LG KU990 Viewty . >_
I just cant Wait until this phone is released - I love Sony Ericsson and i Adored the specs of IDoU....
The Idou (currently only a working title, pronounced "I do") is a Sony Ericsson smartphone, announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on the 15th of February 2009, scheduled to be released sometime in the second half of the year. It will be the first phone in the world to have a 12-megapixel camera. The phone will also feature a Xenon flash,face and smile detection a 3.5-inch touchscreen,360x640 display resolution,16 million color,accelerometer sensor,wi-fi,gps,hsdpa/hsupa,track id,walkman 4.0,video call capability, and an operating system based on the Symbian and S60 platforms.
Well it's not abt the megapixels, its the lens. such a small lens won't give u as good a photo as an SLR even if it was 50 megapixels
This phone wud b available on the second half of this year.Guess wat?? Sony ericsson is releasing Experience unlimeted phones like Idou this spring.So can Nokia catch up??I guess not. (^_^)
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Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I think he means full 1080P.. honestly, If your going to get to such high res videos, you might as while get a camcorder and get some decent quality. Out of that size sensor, 720P is where that should max out.
Have to be realeased with new walkman and cyber-shot applications and support flash and java scripts, be as or more entertaining as the iphone and become available as soon as posible because the competitors won't wait.
Ok we all know the Idou is the phone to get but how much will it cost. I wanna keep my £35 contract but then how much is the phone gonna cost me. Ill be wating till xmas to get it for free :(
"Just because this phone has a 12MP camera doesn't make it good. Hell it looks ugly and way too big! It's a shame when a a phone has a 12mp camera but it cant do HD video recording hahahahah!!!"
think about it , is a phone is not a videorecorder and sony always stay bad at the video recording but any way how much do u record with a phone ?