Sony ericsson satio

Sony Ericsson Satio (formerly Idou)

The new flagship Sony Ericsson phone with the best camera ever

The Satio is a 3.5-inch wide-format touchscreen handset which includes A-GPS with Google Maps, and geo-tagging. It runs the Symbian S60 5th edition OS, as debuted on Nokia's 5800, but with a large number of Sony Ericsson tweaks and personalisations.

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the UMTS/HSPA handset will ship with a 8GB microSD card, and will be available in three colours (black, silver and bordeaux) this autumn.

Our expert says: "Sony Ericsson's worldwide fortunes seem to go from bad to worse - the previous 'flagship' phone, the Xperia X1, didn't set many phone-passions blazing, so it was vital the next big handset was a doozie.

"You can't dispute that the Satio, a 12.1MP-toting, crisp touchscreen-sporting multimedia behemoth, is a very good effort, but there are some notable absences (like more onboard storage and a 3.5mm headphone port) that make you wonder if this is something that will draw people away from the likes of the Pre and the iPhone."

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