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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play scores a video review

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play scores a video review
From the first time we saw the prototype of the landscape oriented sliding PlayStation controller, we could tell that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play was going to be a unique handset that could become a hot item for video game devotees. And not only is the phone well suited for game play, it also features some nice high-end specs.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play will be powered by a second generation Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHz chip. Loaded with 512MB and 1GHz of ROM, the device is expected to have a 4 inch display. A microSD slot will replace the Memory Stick for expandable storage and the phone will be the first to allow access to the Sony Marketplace where games can be bought for the new Android 2.3 OS, which reminds us that Sony Ericsson customers won't have to wait for an update to have the latest Android software. The XPERIA Play will be loaded with Gingerbread out of the box.

Check out the latest video review of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play from a Taiwanese web site. Grab your English-Chinese dictionary. For serious game players,a tough decision will have to be made between this handset and some of the dual-core speed that is also heading to carriers soon. As we reported, the device is expected to launch in March with additional details coming at the MWC next month in Barcelona.

Speaking of the MWC, we will be there bringing you hands-on reports about you favorite handsets and tablets, and perhaps we will be able to get our hands on (pun intended) the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play.

source: eprice (translated) via Pocketnow





The unique game controller slides out in landscape orientation on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

The unique game controller slides out in landscape orientation on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

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posted on 16 Jan 2011, 23:17

1. some guy (unregistered)


This + ROM Gripper = yes.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 00:10

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


why would some1 show this off in that urban environment its just telling people "shank me and steal my expensive phone" wow...the phone looks so nice thoe

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 02:17

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


nice but what psp games does it play?

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 02:20

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I also think that with a single core MSM cpu, its going to be well behind the 8 ball from the get go.... Shame really, SE fcuked it up again. With better specs, it could have been awesome!

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 04:16

5. sidis2cool4u (unregistered)


look at the UNRESPONSIVE screen..hahahahhaha

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 04:38

6. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


S.e. blows.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 09:43

7. Bigpayne420 (unregistered)


Why god cant this be on verizon, at&t already have windows phones that can play xbox live games give verizon this phone on 4g bc nothing says badass psp phone like fps with thumbsticks and badass online gaming with a fast ass network

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 11:15

8. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Why doesn't the screen rotate to landscape when the controller slides out? Every other android phone does this. Hope it's because it's a prototype. Love that it has dual analog.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 15:08

9. dirtjenkins (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


why do they keep wiping the phone with their thumb?

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