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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play announced in Super Bowl ad

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2011 2:36 User comments (3)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play announced in Super Bowl ad Sony Ericsson has finally confirmed the Xperia Play, placing an ad during the Super Bowl, at the price of $6 million for the 1 minute spot.
The PlayStation phone will be formally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on February 13th, running an Xperia Arc custom interface, on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Sony's Xperia Play has a 4-inch display with 854x450 resolution and will be powered by a Sony Bravia engine for smoother video playback.

Under the hood, the device runs a single-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB RAM.

As is standard, the smartphone/handheld will have 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, and an FM receiver plus transmitter.

Physically, the smartphone has 4 buttons, Back/Menu/Home/Search, a 1500mAh battery, USB port, microSD slot and 5MP camera which lacks 720p recording.

"Android is ready to play:"

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3 user comments

17.2.2011 19:29

so this really isn't a play station phone, its an android phone with better game controls and a PS logo?

Why don't they just turn the PSP2 into a smartphone?



27.2.2011 20:55

I'd rather have a keyboard.

38.2.2011 5:24

If it has no PSP support, then yeah...I would rather have a keyboard. Then again, I would rather have an Android phone that allows for rooting...if recent sony acts indicate anything, you might get sued for rooting a sony phone.

As for the PSP2Phone, it will probably be released about the time that PSP2 sales slack off...kinda like how apple pulled the cameras from the iPad in order to help sales of the iPad2 (and yes, they pulled the camera; the case even has a place for it).



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