Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Mark Peters : February 15th 2011 - 22:30 CET
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Android Smartphone : Sony Ericsson announced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona the game changing Xperia Play, the latest mobile phone in its Xperia line-up of Android Smartphones. The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play handset delivers the Smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive mobile gaming experience that any gamer would want. In portrait mode, the new Android Smartphone from Sony-Ericsson offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from Sony Ericsson’s existing range of Xperia Smartphones with best-in-class entertainment experiences, a 5 megapixel digital camera, a brilliant 4” multi touchscreen and great social networking features.
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play
Slide out the gaming control from your Sony Ericsson Play and enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming. The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play mobile phone is equipped with a 1Ghz CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and ibedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and internet browsing with minimal power consumption so your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.
Sony-Ericsson Play like Playstation
Rikko Sakaguchi, Executive Vice President and Chief Creation Officer at Sony Ericsson commented: “Today is a proud moment for Sony-Ericsson as we bring something truly revolutionary to the mobile phone market. Living up to our vision of Communication Entertainment. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone and mobile game console will forever change the way people think about Smartphones and mobile gaming.
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play accessories
• Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone
• Xperia phone battery
• Stereo portable handsfree
• 8GB microSD memory card
• Sony-Ericsson charger
• Micro USB cable for charging
• Sony-Ericsson Play manual
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Android Smartphone
The new Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play runs on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google’s Android platform. The Sony-Ericsson Play will also be the first PlayStation Certified device. This means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite initiative, currently under development by Sony Computer Entertainment and due to launch later this year.
Kazuo Hirai, President of Networked Products and Services Group at Sony said: "I am delighted to see the Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play handset as the first PlayStation Certified Smartphone to hit the market. The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play cell phone provides a unique consumer offering and is yet another example of great products and services coming to market that leverage Sony's strong assets."
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play games
Sony-Ericsson has partnered with key publishers in the gaming industry to deliver rich multimedia content at the launch of the Sony-Ericsson Play with many leading new titles available via the Android Marketplace. Leading franchises coming to the Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone includes EA’s The Sims 3 and FIFA 10 for mobile. GLU Mobile / Activision will be bringing Guitar Hero while Gameloft’s titles include Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Sony Ericsson mobile is also partnering with Unity Technologies, using its award-winning development platform, to ensure a continuous flow of high quality 3D game titles.
Sony-Ericsson Play camera functions
• 5.1 megapixel digital camera
• Auto focus camera
• Flash / Photo light
• Geo tagging
• Image stabiliser
• Send to web
• Touch focus
• Video light
• Video recording
• Video blogging
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Android phone
“The launch of Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play Android Smartphone could not have been possible without the close collaboration of both Google and Sony Computer Entertainment. The commitment of so many industry leading game publishers further demonstrates that the new Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play phone will deliver on the long-held expectations from consumers the world over.”, added Mr Sakaguchi.
Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play review & availability
A pre-loaded software application will enable users to easily discover and download titles that have been optimised for mobile game play on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone, access recently played games and see information about the games they have downloaded. The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be available globally in selected markets from March 2011. As soon as we receive a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review.