Original design for Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY had additional QWERTY slider
want a game player that doubles as a smartphone to those who want a smartphone that doubles as a game player. The problem with the dual slider form factor is that consumers wouldn't want the extra bulk required just for game controls that they wouldn't necessarily need.
During the current Oracle vs. Google court battle, a slide revealed that Google originally considered the Sony Ericsson Zeus (as the phone was known as back then) to be the flagship Android 2.3 handset with stock Gingerbread aboard. While Verizon did launch the phone with stock Android, the job of being the Android 2.3 flagship model went to the Google Nexus S.
source: TheVerge via Phandroid
1. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
That would be nice....for the nxt sony xperia hayabusa.
2. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I wonder if the next Xperia Play 2 will incorporate it. I'm just hoping they go quad core because the last one was a laggy pos...
3. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
i thinkthat sony xperia paly 2 will be they first 4 core phone,and i hope it will be pervect for games,and hope taht they will not forget battery life
4. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
wow, i didnt expect that SE was about to become a Google phone!