MOBILE PHONE VENDOR Sony Ericsson has announced that it has released a fix for its Satio and Aino phones and confirmed that at least one retailer is restocking the handsets.
In a statement released earlier today, the firm said that a firmware update will fix issues and help users to update their handsets with ease. As well as resolving freezing and touchscreen issues, the new software should offer performance and stability improvements, it added.
Although a previous and unpublicised update had already been released, this one has been approved by UK mobile operators, according to the firm, and should therefore fix even branded handsets, which previously had not been covered.
One retailer, Phones4u, has announced that despite previously withdrawing units from sale, it is glad to be re-stocking them. Scott Hooton, Phones 4u trading director, said, "Phones 4u [is] pleased to confirm that all Sony Ericsson Satio stock has been flashed with new software and recommenced trading on Saturday 4th 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."
We have asked whether Carphone Warehouse will also restart selling the phones, and were told that it would be "imminently". A check on its web site shows that tariffs are currently available for the Aino, but not the Satio. µ