Design and Looks
The front of the phone is mainly occupied by the large 3” display and also sensors. The display is reserved for triggering the multimedia functions, and the 8.1-megapixel camera can be activated quickly by tapping the first camera icon. It's perfectly simple to operate using simple touches, such as zooming, using the hardware volume buttons on the side.
Opening the slider reveals lot more keys on the phone. The dedicated Call and End knobs are fitted in between the soft keys and the Activity menu and C key. The soft keys are slightly raised but their size is pretty small making them harder to press. The alphanumeric keypad on the phone is rigid just like the navigation keys on board.
The phone comes along with a desk stand and the headset which is unlikely with most of the phones or in fact rare.
The headset comprises of just 6cm of plastic and is a amazing piece of device. The device is capable of controlling both music and calls and that too over a wireless medium.
The front of the headset is semitransparent and displays four semi-transparent LEDs. As a headset it's also a complete remote control. Functions like voice dialing , reject calls and playback controls on the side which are skip tracks and the play/pause button are also available on the headset.
The volume control is on the opposite side and is touch sensitive. The desk stand matches the phone with its plastic blend. In the left part, the cradle houses the fast port where the phone sits in and on the right side is the headset.
On the back of the cradle there are not one but two Fast Ports - one for charging, the other for USB connection.
The phone is not a complete touch interface as only restricted applications have the touch UI applicable to them. The user interface is Flash-based on the handset.
The phone features a 8 megapixel camera capable of producing images of 3264x2448.It also comes along with a LED flash. The camera interface lies completely on the touch interface, only when the slider is closed the phone has a dedicated key shutter key with which the camera could be turned on.
There's quad-band GSM and EDGE support, as well as 3G network compatibility. The Aino has tri-band 850/900/2100 MHz support for worldwide coverage, as well as a tri-band American version at 850/1900/2100 MHz. Data speeds are quite high with 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA.
There is GPS included with this phone and comes equipped with a Wise pilot navigation software and offers all the features for a Satellite navigation. Voice-guided walk and drive navigation, maps are courtesy of NAVTEQ, there's 3D view of the maps, extensive route-planning settings, speed camera alerts, POI and weather.
The playstation 3 fans can use this phone as a remote play feature, similar to the one on PSP allowing for interaction with anything stored on PS3.
Overall the phone does not stand to its mark considering its PS3 functionality which isn't up to the speed and both camera and media player are slow to react. As a concept with PS3 functionality the company has a right step ahead. A complete phone on the PSP line up would also be appreciated by many PSP fans.
- 3" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen , 240x432 pixels
- Quad-band GSM support
- Triband 3G with 7.2Mbps HSDPA , 2Mbps HSUPA
- 8 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash; geotagging , touch focus, face detection , image stablization , VGA video recording @ 30fps
- Built-in GPS reciever with A-GPS ; Trial version of Wisepilot navigation software
- Wi-Fi with DLNA
- FM radio with RDS
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.1
- microSD card Slot
- Remote play for Playstation 3