Sadly, the Sony Aino
mobile phone isn't the fabled PSPhone
, but it does support one feature from the handheld device. Using the phone, you will be able to access your PS3 via Remote Play
and, because the device is 3G enabled, you won't have to rely on Wi-Fi access. Once connected, you'll be able to stream movies, images and music from your hard disk drive.
Europeans will also be able to access PlayTV
, allowing them to view, pause and rewind live television, as well as setting programs to record from afar. There's no indication of whether the phone will have access to the PlayStation Network store or the friends list, but that would be the icing on an already tasty cake. Having this feature on a cell phone makes perfect
sense -- hopefully this is something that will become a lot more prevalent in the future. Who knows, one day we might see a Remote Play iPhone app. We'd love that.