Sony launches PS3 compatible Aino mobile handset

Remote Play enabled phone goes on sale in UK at 399.99

Sony Ericsson's Aino, its first PlayStation 3 compatible mobile phone handset, has gone on sale in the UK.

Announced earlier this year, the phone offers Remote Play functionality and works like the PSP to let users access and control their PlayStation 3 on the go via a local network or wi-fi spot.

The handset retails at GBP 399.99 without a contract, with Orange acting as the only contract provider currently. Confirmation on which networks will enable Remote Play use through 3G is yet to come according to PlayStation Network product manager James Thorpe, speaking on the official PlayStaion blog, although it will be possible.

Featuring a three inch touch screen, the phone allows users to browse and control the XMB interface, access DRM free media saved on the harddrive and sign into the PS3 network. Users of PlayTV will also be able to watch and record live television from the handset.

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