Sony Ericsson Satio

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Sony Ericsson Satio
Sony Ericsson Satio
ManufacturerSony Ericsson
Compatible networksGSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSDPA 900/2100 (Satio),
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 (Satio(a))
Availability by region7 October 2009 (2009-10-07) (UK), Late 2009 (USA)
PredecessorSony Ericsson C905
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions112 x 55 x 13 mm
Mass126 grams
Operating systemSymbian OS 9.4 running S60 5th edition
Memory256 MB RAM and 128 MB ROM (Internal storage)
Removable storageMicroSD up to 32 GB, 8 GB included
BatteryLi-Po 1000 mAh
DisplayTFT touchscreen, 16M colours 3.5 in (89 mm), 360 x 640 pixels
Rear camera12.1 MP, 4000 x 3000 pixels, auto-focus, xenon flash, video LED flash
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b/g, DLNA), A-GPS, Bluetooth (v2.0 with A2DP)
Data inputsTouchscreen and 3 buttons below screen

The Sony Ericsson Satio (U1) is a smartphone, announced by Sony Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 15 February 2009 as the Idou (pronounced "I do").[1] It was released on 7 October 2009 in the UK in 3 colour schemes: Black, Silver and Bordeaux (Red).[2]

The focus of the phone is the high quality playback of music and video, as well as photography. The camera is located on the back of the phone, behind a slider and features a xenon flash. On the side of the phone, there is a shutter button, and a button which allows you to switch between still and video modes. Next to this is a rocker switch for zooming in and out. Also on this side is a button for playback of photos or video. The other side of the phone has a sliding lock button and a covered slot for a MicroSD card.

The front of the phone is dominated by a 3.5-inch (89 mm), 16:9 ratio 360x640 TFT resistive touchscreen.[3] There is also a front-facing camera for video calling. At the bottom of the touchscreen are three small buttons: green (left), white (centre), and red (right).

In terms of software, Satio uses the Symbian OS 9.4 operating system, which is created collaboratively under the stewardship of the Symbian Foundation as "Symbian^1".[4] It is Sony Ericsson's first non-UIQ Symbian device, after UIQ's development closed down earlier that year. It uses the PlayNow service, Sony Ericsson's mobile content platform, and is part of the company's new Entertainment Unlimited service.[5] In terms of connectivity, it is Wi-Fi-enabled and has a GPS chip for navigation and location-based services. It also supports full Flash for video playback.

The phone was withdrawn from sale in November 2009 by two major British retailers due to complaints from customers.[6] However, the problem was found only in UK editions of the phone and was probably caused by carrier-specific customizations. The following software update released by Sony Ericsson provided a fix and the phone was back for sale at those two retailers.[7]

Sony Ericsson Satio and then Sony Ericsson Vivaz are the latest additions of Sony Ericsson to the Symbian family phones. After that, all Sony Ericsson smartphones run Android.


  • 16:9, 3.5 inch widescreen
  • 12.1-megapixel camera, intuitive touch focus, Xenon flash and face and smile detection
  • Symbian S60 5th Edition Operating System
  • Touch navigation


  • 112 x 55 x 13 mm


  • nHD TFT resistive touchscreen[8]
  • 16 million colours
  • 360 x 640 pixels
  • 3.5"


  • Internal storage: 73 MB
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Micro SD memory card support


  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Modem
  • PC Synchronization
  • USB support
  • USB mass storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
  • Google Maps
  • PictBridge
  • TV Out
  • Data Transfer
  • Sync


  • 12.1 MP (can use 2 MP, 5 MP, 9 MP, 10 MP and 12 MP modes)
  • Digital zoom - up to 16x
  • 4000 × 3000 pixels
  • Auto-focus
  • Video recording (640x480 @ 30 frame/s, WVGA 864x480 @ 24 frame/s via software update)
  • Video light
  • Xenon flash
  • Video blogging
  • Geo-Tagging
  • BestPic
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilizer
  • Photo fix
  • Picture blogging
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Smile detection


  • Web browser - WebKit
  • Web feeds
  • Opera Mobile 10.1 For the Symbian OS
  • SkyFire
  • Skype


  • 3D games
  • Java
  • Media
  • Radio - FM radio
  • Video Clip
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube


  • Email
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating Alert
  • Video calling


  • Auto rotate
  • Navigation key
  • Picture wallpaper


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document editors
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Touchscreen


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Infosync World: Sony Ericsson Satio, Aino and Yari Unveiled
  2. ^ Pocket Picks - We all say “I Do” to Sony Ericsson’s beautiful Idou
  3. ^ "The Sony Ericsson Satio |". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  4. ^ All About Symbian - MWC: Sony Ericsson announce the Idou
  5. ^ Eddy, Nathan (2009-02-16). "MWC: Sony Ericsson Unveils Idou, Entertainment Unlimited Strategy". eWeek. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  6. ^ Neate, Rupert (2009-11-23). "Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U suspend sales of Sony Ericsson's Satio after customer complaints". UK: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  7. ^ Wiles, Andy (2009-12-10). "Sony Ericsson solves Satio, Aino glitches with software update". IBTimes UK. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  8. ^ "The Sony Ericsson Satio |". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2009-10-18.

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