Sony Xperia PLAY

Sony officially introduced the Xperia PLAY at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. This first smartphone by Sony to run Playstation games will run on the Verizon network.

The Xperia PLAY will run Android 2.3 – Gingerbread on a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, with a 4-inch multi touch screen, with WiFi hotspot functionality, a 5.1 megapixel camera and up to 32 GB. It will also have an embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor for smooth gaming graphics, web browsing, video streaming with the promises of low power consemption for long battery life.

In addition to these standard features, the Xperia PLAY’s gaming controllers are just a slide away. Slide out the phone to reveal the PLAY’s game pad. “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.”

The Xperia PLAY will be the first PlayStation Certified device. Content to these devices come from the PlayStation Suite initiative by giving access to PlayStation games. More devices and games are to come in the coming months. Games such as Assassins Creed, FIFA 10, Guitar Hero, Need for Speed, Sims 3 and Splinter Cell will also be available on the Android Market.

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