Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
02/13/11 06:42 PM
Sony Ericsson Officially Launches the Xperia Play, Verizon First in US

Sony Ericsson today officially launched the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, a gaming center Android smartphone that will ship from March around the world, and Verizon Wireless will be the first to introduce the Xperia Play in the US!!!

Here is more info from today's launch event at MWC in Barcelona:

About games for the Xperia Play:

As the world first PlayStation certified smartphone phone, Xperia Play has the PlayStation like controls. Currently 20 game publishers are backing the Xperia Play including EA Mobile, Gameloft and Glu Mobile. Games confirmed Guitar Hero, Dead Space, Battlefield, Galaxy on Fire, Dungeon Defender and more.

The biggest partner perhaps is the Unity which is not only a 3D gaming engine but also a platform for over 300 developers who will develop games and multimedia content for the Xperia Play

Sony PlayStation games will be ported exclusive for the Xperia Play Android phone.

More about the phone:

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play runs on 1GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has 400MB internal memory with a microSD card slot, a 4" 480 x 854 display, a 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers. The phone will come in Black and White.

Xperia Play detailed specs:

5.1 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Flash / Photo light
Geo tagging
Image stabilizer
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
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
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 transfer
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 and networks-

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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