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Sony Xperia Play Is Officially Announced at #mwc11



The Sony Xperia Play has been officially announced.

The Sony Xperia Play has been talked about for month with leaks of videos and photos all over the net. It’s now official after it’s unveiling at MWC.  The Sony Xperia Play is the latest in the line of Sony Xperia Android devices.  While it’s in portrait mode it functions as a complete Android smartphone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

If you slide out the keyboard… Whoops the D-Pad, you get a Sony Playstation certified mobile gaming device. Just as the photos leaks have shown the D-Pad features 2 analog touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four Playstation buttons that everyone has been accustomed too since PSONE.

The Sony Xperia Play features an optimized 1ghz Snapdragon processor working in concert with an embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor which gives the Play 60fps playback and 3-D mobile gaming.

The Sony Xperia Play will feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and be Playstation certified which means it will have access to all the content on the Playstation Suite.

Rikko Sakaguchi, Executive Vice President and Chief Creation Officer at Sony Ericsson commented: “Today is a very proud moment for Sony Ericsson as we bring something truly revolutionary to the market. Living up to our vision of Communication Entertainment, Xperia PLAY will forever change the way people think about smartphones and mobile gaming.

The Sony Xperia Play has partnered with some of the best game publishers in the world to insure a great experience at rollout some of the games available immediately at rollout include:
Need For Speed
Sims 3
FIFA 10
Guitar Hero
Asassins Creed
Splinter Cell

There will also be numerous 3D titles available as well.

Google’s Andy Rubin Said:
“XperiaTM PLAY and PlayStation Certified gaming are great examples of the kind of innovation that’s possible in the open Android ecosystem,”

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