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Flashback: Sony Ericsson Satio and a look at how far camera phones have come in the last decade

The Satio was Sony Ericsson’s first phone with a 12MP camera. It very nearly became the first 12MP phone ever, but it was beaten by a few months by rival Pixon12 from Samsung. This is a rivalry that we will revisit in just a bit.

Even if it couldn’t claim the bragging rights of being first, the Satio produced high quality photographs at the click of a button. And it had plenty of buttons – you’d be forgiven if you mistake the right side of the phone for the top side of a point-and-shoot camera. The rear was very camera-like as well, plus you had a nice big screen with which to frame your…