Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY announced.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY announced.In the last couple of hours Sony Ericsson (finally) officially announced the Xperia play.

Sony have just made this long rumoured device official, and dished out lots of information for our reading pleasure!


  • Android 2.3
  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPu Qualcomm  Adreno 205 Graphics
  • 4″ 854×480 LCD display
  • Sony Claim5.5 hours gaming…
  • 5mp camera

Of course, the phone specification isn’t really the story here, it’s the Gaming part that makes this unique and In my humble opinion,will make this device a very decent seller!

Sony say it’ll come with preloaded games and 50 titles available for 20 different publishing partners. It can also use a mini Wifi hotspot to multi play with other devices.

March is the release date being mentioned, that is over the pond in America, but you have to think a worldwide release would be on the cards.

Link – Xperia PLAY Slideshow

Full specs..

5.1 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Flash / Photo light
Geo tagging
Image stabiliser
Send to web
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video blogging
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Google™ Music Player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service*
Sony Ericsson Music player
Stereo speakers
TrackID™ music recognition application
Android Market™*
Google™ search*
Google™ Voice Search*
Pan & zoom
Web browser (Webkit)

Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application (from Android Market™)
Google™ Talk*
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™***
Twitter™ application (from Android Market™)
Vibrating alert
Android Cloud to Device messaging (C2DM)
Google Mail™*
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Auto rotate
Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)
Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
3D games
Dedicated gaming keys
Flash Lite™
Gesture gaming
Motion gaming
Video streaming
Alarm clock
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™
Infinite button
Phone book
Set-up Wizard
Widget manager
3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified
Google Latitude™
Google Location Service
Google Maps™ with Street View

Google™ services*

Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB Connector
Synchronisation via Facebook™**
Synchronisation via Google Sync™
Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
USB 2.0 high speed support
Wi-Fi™ Hotspot functionality

* The service is not available in all markets.
** Requires Facebook™ application installed on the device.
Android Market™ Client
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™
Google Latitude™
Google Maps™ with Street View
Google Media Uploader
Google Music Player™
Google Phone-top Search
Google Search widget
Google Sync™
Google Talk™
Google Voice Search
Set-up Wizard

16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive multi-touch
4 inches
480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA)


Xperia™ PLAY
Stereo portable handsfree
8GB microSD™ memory card
Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file
User documentation

Size: 119 x 62 x 16 mm
Weight: 175 grams

Phone memory: 400 MB

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32 GB

Memory card included: 8GB microSD™

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 413 hrs*

Talk time CDMA2000®: Up to 7 hrs 40 min*
Standby time CDMA2000®: Up to 405 hrs*

Game play time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min*
MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min*

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

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