Sony Ericsson’s Aino now is finally coming to the United States as an unsubsidized phone. That means it’ll cost more than your average under-contract phone, at $600, but you’ll have the freedom to shop it to a variety of carriers. The 3-inch display is touchable, but no mention of multi-touch. There’s also a slide-out number pad that slides out from the bottom when held vertically. Nothing spectacular there; the Aino’s real treats are the 8.1-megapixel camera and Remote Play feature, which lets you stream movies, music and photo from a Playstation 3. You can even turn the console on and off from afar, should you forget to hit the power button when you leave the house.
There are other nice features such as Clear Stereo and Clear Bass technology for music listening, drag-and-drop media transfer, wireless transfer to a PC when your phone is connected to its charger, an FM radio tuner and integrated aGPS. The Aino also ships with a Bluetooth headset and comes bundled with an 8 GB microSDHC card. No iTunes or Amazon, your purchased media will come from the Playstation Store. [via Electronista]