PS3 phone out next month
Aino doubt about it
The first mobile phone to boast PlayStation 3 compatibility will be available next month, Sony Ericsson has confirmed.
Sony Ericsson's Aino: hits the UK next month
Aino makes use of the PS3’s Remote Play feature to let you control the Sony console and access its media content over a wireless connection.
SE stressed to gaming website CVG that Aino’s release is dependent on “local market timings”, but promised that the first Aino will be released into the UK during early October.
Aino deliveries into the rest of Europe will follow suit, the firm said.
Alas, Aino won't let you play PS3 games remotely on the phone.
More details about Aino's PS3 features are available online. ®
odd... I rely heavily on my samsung blu-ray for streaming, I was worried the quality was going to be terrible, but thankfully after watching a few Divx progs and films I was pleasantly surprised. The Anynet+ feature also means I can get rid of the TV remote.
As mentioned the initial setup on the network was fiddly but once working, happy days. Never had a problem with the quality of the TV either, although I could probably do with upgrading the Sky box to HD to improve it further.
(only as young as the woman you feel ;) my missus enjoys playing video games as well, think it started off as, if you can't beat them join them mentality now she's into World of Warcraft as well)
Not bad, not good...
Sony should open the protocols up for Remote Play. It was hacked (see Open Remote Play) but Sony promptly nobbled it in the next FW upgrade.
"Remote Play" is very useful, as mentioned above - you can watch TV/listen to media content remotely, which I do via the PSP when out remotely and have access to WiFi - and you *can* play some games (like Lair), just not very many of them. It also provides me with another method of accessing my home LAN if I don't have access to SSH/OpenVPN.
It'll be interesting to see if the phone implementation won't even let you play Lair - although without analogue sticks, it might be tricky....
odd... we have samsung stuff here at work and one at home that im 'borrowing' :) just a samsung upscaling dvd player. the player and all our samsung tvs are shite. the player only ever gets used to play music when the ps3 is on. for example if im playing worms with the mrs. ah the joys of going out with a much younger women - she will even play video games with me :) (im 34 - she is 24 - just in case that sounded like i was a paedo lol)
"Better yet -- start manufacturing TVs, stereo equipment, etc with WLAN capabilities."
You should check out Samsungs latest offerings. I've recently purchased a low budget Blu-ray player/sound system that has WiFi functionality. I can now stream all my music, videos and pics from the desktop PC to my TV in the living room, quality is fantastic. Looking through their product range they are including it in their TV's as well now.
It's in it's infancy so I can't wait till I get a firmware update (direct to the player from the net) to improve the functionality. Smasung are my favourite home entertainment vendors for the moment, streets ahead and affordable to the average Joe.
Something ElReg should think about reviewing maybe?
What "OS" is it running? Even Sony don't seem to know...