The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play scores a video review

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

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Xperia PLAY
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.41h 3G talk time)



1. some guy unregistered

This + ROM Gripper = yes.

2. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

nice but what psp games does it play?

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 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!

5. sidis2cool4u unregistered

look at the UNRESPONSIVE screen..hahahahhaha

6. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

S.e. blows.

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

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

9. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

why do they keep wiping the phone with their thumb?

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