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Sony Ericsson Introduces Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson Introduces Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson announced the game changing Xperia PLAY, the latest phone in its Xperia range of Android based smartphones.

Xperia PLAY delivers the smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.

In portrait mode, the Android smartphone offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from Sony Ericsson's existing range of Xperia smartphones with best-in-class entertainment experiences, a great 5 megapixel camera, a brilliant 4-inch multi-touch screen and great social networking features.

However, slide out the gaming control and users enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming. The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm's optimized Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption so Xperia PLAY users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.

Xperia PLAY will run on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google's Android platform. The Xperia PLAY will also be the first PlayStation Certified device. This means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite initiative, currently under development by Sony Computer Entertainment and due to launch later this calendar year.

Sony Ericsson has partnered with key publishers in the gaming industry to deliver a rich, vibrant ecosystem at launch and post launch with many leading new titles available via the Android Marketplace. Leading franchises coming to Xperia PLAY includes EA’s Need For Speed, Sims 3 and a world-first multiplayer version of FIFA 10 for mobile. GLU Mobile/Activision will be bringing Guitar Hero while Gameloft’s titles include Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Sony Ericsson is also partnering with Unity Technologies, using its award-winning development platform, to ensure a continuous flow of high quality 3D game titles.

A pre-loaded application will enable users to easily discover and download titles that have been optimised for game play on Xperia PLAY, access recently played games and see information about the games they have downloaded.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be available globally in selected markets from March 2011.

Xperia PLAY at a Glance
Camera 5.1-megapixel
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Bluetooth technology
DLNA Certified
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB Connector
Synchronisation via Facebook (requires installation of Facebook app)
Synchronisation via Google Sync
Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
USB 2.0 high speed support
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
Display 16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive multi-touch
4 inches
480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA)
OS & Processor Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7
Dimensions 119 x 62 x 16mm, 175g
Memory Phone memory: 400 MB
Memory card support: microSD, up to 32 GB
Memory card included: 8GB microSD
Networks UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA2000, cdmaOne, EVDO

Available colours : Black, White

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