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:
Camera- 5.1 megapixel camera Auto focus Flash / Photo light Geo tagging Image stabilizer Send to web Touch focus Video light Video recording Video blogging
Music- Album art Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) Google Music Player Music tones (MP3/AAC) PlayNow service Sony Ericsson Music player Stereo speakers TrackID music recognition application
Internet- Android Market Bookmarks Google search Google Voice Search Pan & zoom Web browser (Webkit)
Communication- Call list Conference calls Facebook application (from Android Market) Google Talk Noise Shield Polyphonic ringtones Speakerphone Sony Ericsson Timescape Twitter application (from Android Market) Vibrating alert
Messaging- Android Cloud to Device messaging (C2DM) Conversations Email Google Mail Instant messaging Picture messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Sound recorder Text messaging (SMS)
Design- Auto rotate Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key) Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY) Picture wallpaper Touchscreen Wallpaper animation Entertainment 3D games Dedicated gaming keys Flash Lite Gesture gaming Motion gaming Video streaming YouTube
Organiser- Alarm clock Calculator Calendar Document editors Document readers E-Manual Flight mode Google Calendar Google Gallery 3D Infinite button Phone book Set-up Wizard Widget manager
Connectivity- 3.5 mm audio jack aGPS Bluetooth technology DLNA Certified Google Latitude Google Location Service Google Maps with Street View Media Transfer Protocol support Micro USB Connector Modem 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 Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality Android Market Client Gmail 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 YouTube