Sony Ericsson late last week showed off the Yari mobile phone, which has a strong gaming and multimedia focus. Nothing to hold, nothing to twist – except your body – gesture gaming technology gives users a unique gaming experience no matter where they are. With a variety of games to choose from, whether you want to keep fit and stay in shape or just want to beat your best score at tennis or boxing, Yari brings you fun wherever you are.

And with Yari there’s always a new game to play. In addition to gesture games, there is a mix of pre loaded motion and standard games. Yari introduces a games carousel that allows you to access all your games from your desktop and to browse downloadable content on PlayNow arena. You can view content by category and choose to browse free or premium content – so no matter your preferences there’s one to suit you.

SonyEriccson_Yari_FrontOp...Features

  • Gesture and motion gaming for action on and off the screen
  • A/B buttons – gaming shortcut keys
  • Gaming carousel gives direct access to your games from the desktop
  • State-of-the art music player and stereo speakers for easy listening
  • Music call – one button press to share your favourite tracks while you talk
  • 5.0 megapixel camera – easily upload images to your web album
  • Send your location by SMS
  • Size: 100 x 48 x 15.7 mm
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Main screen: 2.4 inchh, 262,144 colour TFT, 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
  • Phone memory: Up to60MBMemory card support: SanDisk microSD
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 10 hours
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 450 hours
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hours
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 450 hours

To enhance the gaming experience Yari comes complete with the EC500 phone stand. The phone stand is small and portable and comes with an integrated keyring which makes it easy to carry thereby ensuring that you never miss an opportunity to play to your heart’s content. To pump up the volume while on the move use the Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500 – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and so light it can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

Yari supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSDPA 900/2100. Yari will be available in selected markets from early Q4 in the colours Achromatic Black and Cranberry White.