Phones 4U puts Satio back on shelves

Sony Ericsson UK and Ireland has confirmed that new software is now available for both its Satio and Aino devices, following recent issues with the handsets that have led to the Satio being withdrawn from sale at Fones 4 U and Carphone Warehouse.

The update, available via, allows consumers who have already purchased the devices to easily update their handset and benefit from improved handset speeds and battery usage.

In a statement, Sony Ericsson said: “We can confirm this updated software has been approved by UK operators and fixes previous software issues. With the delivery of the new software Sony Ericsson UK & Ireland is also pleased to announce that Phones 4u are reselling the product in their stores and online.”

Scott Hooton, Phones 4u trading director, added: “Phones 4u is pleased to confirm that all Sony Ericsson Satio stock has been flashed with new software and recommenced trading on Saturday 4 December.

“Sales of the Satio were strong over the weekend and we’re confident that the device will continue to perform strongly throughout the Christmas trading period,” continued Hooton.