The Satio may just be getting back on it’s feet and in stores again after firmware issues but, the handset is still getting bad press. A recent article on UK handsets shows the the Sony Ericsson Satio has the highest radiation emission compared to other handsets on the market. The Satio has about 1.5W/kg of radiation emission, while the next high emitter handset, comes in at 1.36W/KG, which is the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Of the top 10 highest radiation emitting handsets, four of the ten were Sony Ericsson phones, including the W595, W995 and T715.
In time for Christmas, Sony Ericsson are offering both the W395 and W595 in a pink variant. The handsets are available exclusively to UK retailer Phones4u. The phones are only available on Orange.
The W595 is available for £79.95 with a Benefits Cosmetic kit and the W395 for £59.95 with a Bourjois makeup kit. Both include £10 top up.
We recently reported that the Sony Ericsson Satio, recently released in the UK, had been pulled by several UK retailers. Sony Ericsson aren’t having much luck with their recently released handsets as the Aino has also been taken off shelves due to issues with the touchscreen capabilities. According to a Sony Ericsson spokesperson, only a small number of Aino handsets are affected by this issue. He also went on to say, that they’re working as quickly as possible to get this sorted out. Likewise, a SE spokesperson has also stated that only a small number of Satio handsets are experiencing issues, which while they’re is no fix at the moment, they are working on it.
If you haven’t got hold of the Sony Ericsson Satio yet, you may have to wait a little longer. Several UK stores have pulled the phone from shelves over software issues and quality concerns. Certain applications will cause the phone to freeze, or shut down when launched. At the moment there isn’t a downloadable fix or firmware update for the handset. If however you’ve already got your Satio and are having problems, some stores are allowing customers to exchange their handset for another model.
The Nokia N97 has also been pulled from shelves leading us to believe it’s a Symbian OS issue rather than a Sony Ericsson build quality problem.
The 12 megapixel, Entertainment Unlimited phone we first heard of as the Idou has finally been released. The handset is the first phone in Sony Ericsson’s Entertainment Unlimited range, which combines the Walkman range into the CyberShot range while featuring a Symbian OS (Symbian S60 5th Edition) and a touch screen display. While the handset officially part of the Xperia range, it’s been dubbed the X1’s brother and could compete with the upcoming Xperia handsets.
The handset is available on Vodafone in the UK and will be free on £35+ tariffs lasting 24 months. Other networks will follow.