Sony Ericsson proved its capability of delivering decent phones with its Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro. It was equally fun to use Xperia X8. Now Sony Ericsson is to release a similar product on the horizon- the Sony Ericsson Yendo. Yendo is very much similar to the above mentioned devices in its UI departments and design. Yendo users will have to work on Sony Ericsson platform as it lacks Smartphone platform say Android. There is also a walkman logo to its right which makes it clear that it is aimed at media-centric audience.
Sony Ericsson Yendo has 2.6” capacitive touchscreen TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It has 262K colors and is entirely made up of plastic and its back has matte coating soft touch finish which makes you feel good in hand. It would have made wonders if it was made of some metal elements but still it satisfies its user with its fabulous design. It has a dimension of 3.68 x 2.05 x 0.62 inches and weighs 2.9 oz.
On the left side of the screen is a micro USB port and below the screen there is a back button. It sports a volume rocker to its upper right and the power on and off keys are at the top with 3.5mm headset jack. It has a 2 MP camera on the back with no flash. The microSD card and the battery can be accessed by removing the back panel and we need to remove the battery to reach the SIM slot. It will be available in different color variants such as green, pink, orange, blue, purple, silver, red, and black.
- Display: Touchscreen capacitive TFT display
- Memory: MicroSD (up to 16GB), 5MB phone memory
- Camera: 2 mega pixel
- Processor: 156 MHz processor
- Price: 169 Euro
Sony Ericsson Yendo is a full touch walkman phone. You will have to just tap the right corner of 2.6” screen and just touch to listen, fast, forward, skip and play the music again. This enables the music to be at your finger tips. It is available in many colors and provides you with wide range of choices. It features Track ID which helps to recognize and discover new music and with Media Go you can transfer media files from PC to Yendo.
It has 2 MP camera with Digital Zoom up to 2x to capture and share special moments. And to capture the actions it features video recording. It supports MP3 and AAC music tones and also enables music on headset from phone via wireless connection with Bluetooth stereo (A2DP). It allows you to download games and music to your phone Via PlayNow feature. It is a walkman player where you can create your own playlists; sort the music by track, album and artist.
The web browser Obligo Q7 enables you to browse full internet with the support of standard images, videos and protocols. You can also access your favorite websites quickly with bookmarks and the Web feed brings in the news as it happens to your phone. It sports FM radio to provide you radio entertainment around the clock. With video viewing you can watch video clips on your phone screen and it features java to add any extra games and applications to your handset.
Yendo has 3.5mm audio jack connector and the connectivity is via Bluetooth technology and USB support. It features predictive text input with 12 keys on the keyboard and supports SMS and MMS messaging formats. You can also check email where ever you are.
Other features it includes are Sound recorder, Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, Flight mode, Stopwatch, Phone book, speakerphone, Timer and Tasks.
Sony Ericsson Yendo provides a good battery backup with 4 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time both in GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900 networks. It provides good image quality but it is not excellent due to low resolution. The screen’s viewing angles are said to be quite good.