Sony Ericsson is bringing a new device, the Sony Ericsso Yari slider. It might look like a regular slider phone, but the Yari comes equipped with some unique features, as its main focus is gesture gaming. More exactly it comes with an optical tracker developed by GestureTek, so the Yari can use its camera to detect movements and then translate them into games moves; and wireless multiplayer is also possible.
Features and specifications: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 2G, and HSDPA 900 / 2100 3G networks; Display: TFT, 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches, and accelerometer sensor; stereo speakerphone; Memory: 60 MB internal, and microSD card with up to 16GB, 1 included; GPRS; HSCSD; 3G; EDGE; Bluetooth and USB connectivity; a 5 megapixel camera, with 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilizer, video and a secondary videocall camera; WAP and HTML; GPS; stereo FM radio with RDS; MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player, TrackID music recognition; Picture editor/blogging ; YouTube app; Shake control; SensMe; organizer; T9; voice memo; 100 x 48 x 15.7 mm, and 115g.
The Sony Ericsson Yari will be available sometime in September 2009, in Achromatic Black and Cranberry White color options, probably at the price of about 350 euro.