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Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

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Interface and Features:

As we mentioned earlier, the Sony Ericsson Yendo is not a smartphone. It is powered by a feature phone platform, which is customized with the UI we saw on the X10 mini and X8. The concept is basically the same, of course with a few exceptions caused by the very fact that we're dealing with a non-smart platform here. For example, the widgets you can place on the homescreen are pretty basic - you can add notes for instance, which you can then scroll through easily. The music player can also be visualized as a widget.


The homescreen of the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The homescreen of the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The homescreen of the Sony Ericsson Yendo


There are four shortcuts in the four corners of the screen that lead you to the Walkman player, messaging, dialer and phonebook. The main menu is divided into three pages and grants you access to all of your apps. Of course, the basics are covered here given the presence of a calendar, notes, calculator, voice recorder, and email. As a whole, the interface is pretty straightforward and easy to use, though we cannot guarantee how smooth it will work in the final product, since our prototype was very laggy.

The main menu, calendar and text input - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The main menu, calendar and text input - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The main menu, calendar and text input - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The main menu, calendar and text input - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The main menu, calendar and text input



Out prototype unit's 2-megapixel shooter's interface was very basic. We only had two keys – a shutter and a still/video switch. This is only a preview, so we'd not draw conclusions about the camera quality just yet. Still, here are some test samples we made to give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

Outdoor samples shot with the Sony Ericsson Yendo


Strong - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Medium - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
Low light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples


Um, yeah, better wait for a final unit...


Do not expect anything groundbreaking from the Walkman music player. Its interface is in line with the rest of the UI, and it allows for most basic options (at least in our unit) for filtering and playback. The phone is also equipped with TrackID and a voice recorder.

The Walkman music player - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The Walkman music player - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The Walkman music player - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview
The Walkman music player - Sony Ericsson Yendo Preview

The Walkman music player


Those of you who fancy the idea of surfing the waves of the internet on the Yendo better look elsewhere, at least judging by what we experienced. Data connectivity options are limited to EDGE, and the browser itself is more of a check box feature, so loading pages can take forever, while scrolling is also very slow. Not that we would expect a smartphone experience out of the Yendo, of course.

Never mind that, the Sony Ericsson Yendo does feature Bluetooth with A2DP profile support so that you can pair your favorite handsfree. That is in case you have a favorite handsfree; if you don't, you can just pair any handsfree you have.


Expectations:

We want to make one thing clear – we are not thrilled with the Sony Ericsson Yendo. Aside from the nice and compact design, there was nothing to really attract us (at least, in a positive manner). It has the  potential to become a fairly successful budget touchscreen phone, but for this to happen, Sony Ericsson needs to deal with the issues we witnessed in our prototype – most notably, the overwhelming lag.

Of course, we should not forget that pretty much all is subject to change, since we are yet to experience the final offering by the company, and after all, who knows – it might end up with a pretty decent price tag for a handset with a capacitive screen. Here's for the Yendo's unpredictable future!


Sony Ericsson Yendo Video Preview:



This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. mobfrenzy (unregistered)


should i buy this phone as i am looking forward to a touchscreen phone having good internet speed and music playback

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 15:54

2. bummy (unregistered)


they already mentioned that internet speed is limited to EDGE. x8 might be closer to what you want. My suggestion is x10 with LiveView! (when it comes out =D)

posted on 17 Oct 2010, 06:14

4. midzan (unregistered)


it has just 5 mb internal memory??? it can download and installing Opera Mini?? i hope this unit not like SE w205 : always restart,can not save and instal the other applications, and very very slow, because his 5 mb internal memory..

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 04:16

5. OverRatedChild (unregistered)


This phone doesn't seem worth it. If you really want A good touchscreen experience with a low price, these Four phones seem morw worth it:
1. Samsung Galaxy 5
-Android 2.2 -Essentially same specs, but with alot less lag -WiFi, 3G
2. Sony Ericsson X8
-Android 2.1/1.6 -Better Screen resolution -Less Lag -3MP Camera
3. Sony Ericsson X10 mini
-Android 2.1 -Same screeb Resolution -WiFi -3G -5MP Camera
4. Samsung Galaxy 3
-Exactly same as Galaxy 5, but: -Better Resolution -3MP Camera
So don't bother with the Yendo, as sure, it will have a Lower price, but for 50 USD more you could have a phone with much more features.

posted on 11 Dec 2010, 03:18

6. sam (unregistered)


what is the exact price and when n where it will be available in stores.????

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 11:12

7. Yoma (unregistered)


its cost is 5000

posted on 15 May 2011, 12:36

8. yo (unregistered)


its gd but not dat gd does it include internet in it m gonna get it sooooooo neeed 2 no u c plz do reply

posted on 17 May 2011, 10:04

9. Saket Kumar (unregistered)


I had bought yendo,but i am totally shocked about it that yendo is lack of basic functionality. Lack of functionality::

1. I am unable to delete the contact(both name and number) of some person already added.

2. It does not provide the facility to make playlist of personal selected songs.

Please suggest me on this, my email id:: saketkumar0110@gmail.com

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 07:19

10. user sony ericsson (unregistered)


how to delete messeges in inbox in sony yendo

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 03:37

11. mohdhamid (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


It's So Simple:- just follow these steps:-
Simply press two times on received msg,
Then 1 window will pop-up, there is option to delete the particular msg or entire msgs..

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:39

12. akarsh (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


is the screen space(size) is comfortable?
what about the speed?
what about the camera?
is it easy to use?
i thik the screen size is too low

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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (154 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 156 MHz, ARM946 processor
Size3.68 x 2.05 x 0.62 inches
(93.5 x 52 x 15.8 mm)
2.86 oz  (81 g)
Battery970 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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