Three to carry the Xperia Play

UK network Three have just announced that they will be carrying the all new Xperia Play handset. Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices said..

“At Three we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA play. We believe this handset celebrates a further step change in the way in which consumers use data, merging mobile communications and entertainment. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA play is perfect for gamers but above all, it’s a top-of-the-range smartphone which is why we are so excited to be ranging it on our award winning* network.”

The new handset runs Android 2.3 with a 4″ capacitive touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, 1GHz CPU, WiFi, 3.5mm audio hack and the D-pad gaming controller. The device also has 2 analogue touchpad joysticks, 4 symbol keys and shudder buttons. Now news on pricing or availability as yet but we’ll get you that info nearer the time.

Link – Three Press Release

Coming Soon – Sony Ericsson XPERIA play on Three.

Three has announced it will be ranging the much anticipated Sony Ericsson XPERIA play in April this year. The first certified PlayStation phone is a high-end Android Gingerbread handset that’s been designed specifically with gaming lovers in mind. Straight out of the box, people can enjoy the best-in-class gaming controller complete with D-pad, four symbol keys, right and left shoulder buttons and two analogue ‘touchpad’ joysticks.

Sporting a 4” capacitive touchscreen it’s well equipped to make the most of the six pre-loaded games and the 1GHz processor allow users to enjoy first-class graphics.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices said, “At Three we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA play. We believe this handset celebrates a further step change in the way in which consumers use data, merging mobile communications and entertainment. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA play is perfect for gamers but above all, it’s a top-of-the-range smartphone which is why we are so excited to be ranging it on our award winning* network.”

Key features:

* Gaming controller: D-pad, 4 symbol keys, shoulder buttons (R/L), 2 analog “touchpad” joysticks
* Powerful processor running at 1GHz and delivering 60frames/second for true-to-life games experience
* 3-axis accelerometer & e-compass
* PlayStation dashboard launcher
* Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
* Dimensions: 119x16x62
* 5 MP AF main camera
* Front facing VGA Camera
* WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
* 3.5mm audio jack

*Three is rated as the best network for speed, overall quality, ease of use and customer satisfaction by UK Smartphone customers (YouGov).

Information on pricing and availability will be announced soon. In the mean time, why not take a peek at Three’s blog for a sneak preview or the coming soon page for more information.

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  • Anonymous

    Top of the range smartphone my ass! Better not be priced like that.