Are you a Sony Ericsson fan? Then here is a review exclusively for you, showcasing the very fresh mobile phone by the mobile giant; the SE Yari. Yari is all about gesture gaming and wireless multiplayer gaming. And let me tell you, that this gesture gaming is nothing like the old accelerometer recognition based experience. Let us have a look at the specs:


  • Announced: May 2009
  • Dimensions: 100 x 48 x 15.7 mm
  • Weight: 115 g
  • Display type: TFT, 256K colors
  • Display size: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches
  • Accelerometer sensor
  • Speaker phone with stereo speakers
  • 60 MB on board memory
  • card slot: microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, 1GB included
  • GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB: v2.0
  • Primary camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Camera features: Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilizer
  • Video: QVGA@30fps, video light
  • Secondary camera: Video-call camera
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront), RSS reader
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Games: Gesture and motion gaming + downloadable
  • Colors: Achromatic Black, Cranberry White
  • GPS: with A-GPS support; Wayfinder Navigator
  • Java: MIDP 2.0
  • MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player
  • Other features: TrackID music recognition, Picture editor/blogging, YouTube application, Organizer, Voice memo, Shake control, SensMe, T9
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Po 1000 mAh
  • Standby time: Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)
  • Price: Not known yet


Decently rather simply designed Yari is a slider phone with simple conventional looks. On top if the display screen, there are two small knobs that actually are gaming keys. The 2.4″ 262K display screen shows nice picture and does not disappoint. The navigation or D-pad is designed quite nicely. Sliding the phone reveals a flat alpha numeric keypad creates much fuss while messaging.


Picasa, Flickr and Blogger are nice to see in the handset. Photomap shows geo-tagged images on the map, and the whole process is integrated into the photo gallery. Quick text (a sibling of T9) helps while typing by recognizing frequently used words.

Yari isn’t a Walkman Phone, yet it comes with the latest Walkman Payer. 5 MP camera is another nice feature in addition to a video-calling camera. Google Maps and Wayfinder Navigator are on board. Netfront 3.5 experience is nothing less than awesome. Gesture based gaming is founded on an optical tracker technology developed by GestureTek. Unfortunately, there seems that SE forgot to integrate Wi-Fi into Yari.


  • 3G technology
  • Nice design
  • Motion based gaming
  • 5MP camera
  • Latest Netfront browser
  • Latest Walkman Player


  • No Wi-Fi
  • Typo-oriented keypad
  • No 3.5 mm jack

Final Words:

This is a nice phone with great features and full functionality. We all will have to wait until SE decides a date to launch the pretty slider.

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