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Engadget shows off the Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone)

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jan 2011 19:29 User comments (3)

Engadget shows off the Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) Engadget has posted an in-depth preview of the upcoming Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone, dubbed the "Xperia Play", which should be unveiled officially at the MWC next month.
The Xperia Play has a 4-inch display with 854x450 resolution and will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Although unconfirmed, the device's multitouch screen will allegedly be powered by a Sony Bravia engine for smoother video playback.

Under the hood, the device appears to run on a single-core processor clocked at 1-1.2GHz, 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.

For now, the site only has a prototype so not all features (especially the gaming aspects) are fully clear and the editor says the firmware is still very buggy, but everything should be become clearer next month at the Mobile World Congress event.

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3 user comments

126.1.2011 21:11

why is there a game on the psp phone? thought Sony wanted to sell the psp2 and phone by itself unless that's application games for the phone

227.1.2011 0:04

If it can play PSP games then I may have to get one.

328.1.2011 12:51

Sold! I want it badly LOL! But don't charge an insane price...

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