Even though it was first acknowledged by Sony Ericsson at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, we already knew a lot of details regarding Xperia Play ( or PlayStation Phone as it was popularly called ) long before the official announcement, thanks to a handful of leaked videos and even early reviews. Honestly, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play might just be one of the worst kept secrets of the industry. But enough with that let’s take a look at what this device can offer to both smartphone and mobile gaming enthusiasts out there.
The Xperia Play is the first device of its kind to be PlayStation certified and this means that i will offer outstanding performance for whatever game you will throw at it. And a reason is the Xperia Play specs as the gadget will be featuring a 4-inch capacitive multi-touch screen offering a 480 x 854 resolution, coupled with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor, 400 MB of internal storage that can be expanded to up to 32 GB ( 8 GB microSDcard included ), a 5.1 Mp camera with flash, auto focus, geo tagging and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Of course, the Xperia Play specs list is much longer than that, but you get the idea.
The Xperia Play was first available for purchase in Europe ( UK, Ireland and Spain got it on the 1st of April ). Canada then followed as the handset has been released on April 28th, exclusively at Rogers.
In the good ol’ United States the PlayStation Phone has been released at Verizon on May 26th ( a somewhat legendary date for the carrier as three more handsets have been launch on the same exact date: HTC Trophy, Motorola Droid X2 and LG Revolution ). The official price at Verizon is $200 but recently we have seen some truly amazing Xperia Play Deals ( check our Best Smartphone Deals page ).
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Promo:
The Xperia Play specs, at a glance:
- 1 GHz Scorpion CPU
- 4 inch ( 480 x 854 ) capacitive multi-touch display ( mind blowing ? )
- 400 MB of internal storage, 8GB microSD card included
- 5 MP camera with flash and auto-focus
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- WiFi Mobile Hotspot functionality
So if you like to play games and are searching for a device that can satisfy this crave, but also to be used as a regular phone, then look no further than the Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson.
The manufacturer seems to have tremendous faith in its device but only time will tell if Xperia Play is such an excellent choice for the gamers out there.
[Update 01] Xperia Play Hands-On At GDS 2011
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