The Sony Ericsson U100i Yari is opening the rest of the world mobile phone market to the concept of gesture gaming, which has previously only been on models sold in Japan. Already loaded with a wide game variety quickly accessible from the desktop including gesture, motion and standard games, the Yari also makes it easy to view and download new games from the PlayNow arena. Already familiar to the US via the Nintendo Wii gaming system, gesture gaming interprets your movements to play the game, rather than pressing a couple buttons like on standard games. On the entertainment front, the Sony Ericsson U100i Yari also includes an FM stereo with RDS access and a strong music player with stereo speakers for easy listening. A music call feature allows you to share your favorite music tracks with friends while you talk on the phone. The 5MP camera takes excellent pictures and video footage and includes a photo/video light, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, and image stabilization.
A candybar style model with slider for built in keypad, the Sony Ericsson U100i Yari, boasts several features outside of the entertainment front as well. An accelerometer sensor changes the 2.4” display from portrait to landscape depending on how the phone is held up. For owners who find the 60MB of internal memory to be inadequate, microSD card data storage is available and supported up to an additional 16GB of memory. On a more practical side, the Sony Ericsson U100i Yari is Bluetooth capable and has GPS support with Wayfinder Navigation. On a 2G network the battery can last up to 10 hours of talk time or 450 hours on standby. A strong blend of practical and entertainment features will please anyone who purchases the Sony Ericsson U100i Yari and with all of the unique gaming features even non-gamers may find themselves trying to beat their best score on tennis, boxing, or another of the great games.