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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play First Look
11 April 2011
Summary: Sony Ericsson plans for release in May/June 2011 through Telstra, Optus and Vodaphone. Although this phone has a large clear screen and is generally easy to use, it is not for everyone, with its bulky lines and unwieldy handling as a phone. For those used to the interface of the Playstation gaming devices however, this is a promising phone with some good features for a first iteration. We look forward to the second, improved device.
Excerpt: For ages the Xperia Play was referred to by everyone as the PlayStation Phone. And with all the hype surrounding Sony Ericsson's latest Android handset it's hard to imagine it living up to expectations. The lack of PlayStation branding in the name is telling, this phone is a collaboration between Sony Ericsson and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), and so isn't a thoroughbred PlayStation product, but instead is 'PlayStation Certified'.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson finds it hard to get itself on the radar these days with the likes of HTC, Apple, LG Samsung and even a below par Nokia grabbing the headlines. It must be hard to try and make your mark especially when your worldwide marketshare has dropped from fourth to sixth. What other companies have tried to do – and Nokia is one struggling to do so – is try and give their handsets a point of difference – something that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Pros: Great graphics, easy to navigate and set up, clear sound, easy access to micro SD card and SIM card.
Cons: Pretty chunky/heavy, battery usage could be better
Summary: What do you get when you cross an Android smartphone with a PlayStation Portable? Answer: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The device is the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone and it has the buttons and controls to prove it. With mobile gaming on the rise and worth billions each year, it will be popular among eager users who like to play on the move.
Excerpt: The PlayStation phone is the device equivalent of El Dorado, in that it's spent a long time as a golden fable to trot out when conversation slows. Now the fusion of gamepad and Android phone has emerged into the modern world in the form of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
Excerpt: Why are we doing a hands-on of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play , when we've already done a hands-on with the UK version in February? Good question, the reason is, because it’s actually quiet a different phone as we found out when we got to have a play with the new American handset at an exclusive Verizon party at CTIA in Orlando, Florida. Okay, so it’s not a completely new new phone from Sony Ericsson .
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a gaming machine through and through, and to prove that the company is bundling five games pre-installed on the smartphone to get you started when it launches in the coming weeks. For those wanting to know, those games are Bruce Lee, Star Battalion, Asphalt 6, The Sims 3 and FIFA 10. We tracked them down at the company's launch event in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress to have a play.
PlayStation meets phone in Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, we go hands-on
13 February 2011
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson has taken to the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the much leaked and previewed PlayStation phone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be launching on the latest version of Android, Gingerbread, and will be the first Android device specifically focused on gaming, sporting a slide-out gaming controller. It will be the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, which is how the company is spinning it.