Yari is the newest Entertainment Unlimited model from Sony Ericsson and promises a lot. The innovative thing about this phone is the optical tracker technology that uses the phone camera to detect the movements and translate them into the game moves. To make it clear this new feature is called Gesture Gaming.
As we discover in the left picture, the new Yari is a slider phone with a wonderful design and having just 15.7 mm thick and weighing 115 grams.
The display is an TFT on with 256K colors and a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels featuring the well known accelometer sensor. On the back we discover the 5 megapixel camera equipped with LED flash, autofocus and capable of Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilizer. This camera also shoot QVGA videos @30fps. Near the camera are situated the stereo speakers.
On the right side you will discover the volume rocker, the camera key and under a small plastic lid, the microSD card slot(supports up to 16GB).
Sony Ericsson Yari has Gprs, 3G, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and microUSB port as connectivity features. The Gps receiver uses Tracker, Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigator as installed applications.
Now we want to discuss again about the camera main feature: motion gaming. It is basically close to Nintendo Wii experience, but it is done with an optical tracker. The 5 megapixel camera use the movements you make with the phone in your hand and translates them into the virtual game.
At the end of the review, we say that Sony Ericsson Yari will be launched at the end of 2009, but the price of the unit hasn’t been disclosed.
Read more about Yari here.