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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gets it's Game On
Since Sony Ericsson graced us with the good news today that they would be unlocking the bootloader on their newer Xperia line of Android smartphones, we decided to share some more on the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
Initial reports indicate that the Xperia Play will be coming to Verizon in April, although other reports also indicate that it will show up on many or even potentially all of the carriers. In the meantime, here is some info about some of the games on the phone.
First, the phone comes with 6 classic PlayStation One games preloaded. They are, Fifa 10, Crash Bandicoot, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, and Tetris. Their will initially be 50 more downloadable games available for purchase that will range in price from $2 dollars to $16 dollars. They will be mostly classic PS One titles but may include new titles as well. Furthermore, the amount of game titles is expected to grow over time.
Second, 'Gameloft' has just announced 10 of its games that will be immediately available for the Xperia Play. They are:
- 1. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem
- 2. Uno HD
- 3. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles
- 4. Real Football 2011
- 5. Star Battalion
- 6. Splinter Cell: Conviction
- 7. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
- 8. Let’s Golf! 2
- 9. Brother’s In Arms 2: Global Front
- 10. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
From several previews and even reviews around the web, reports are that the overall physical design and usability of the phone are solid, but the lack of dual-core for the phone holds it back somewhat. Interestingly, the lack of dual-core doesn't hold it back from the older games that it was designed for.
I suspect the sequel to this phone will be a serious powerhouse, but that is just pure speculation for the future. This phone seems to be a niche product for Sony Playstation fans, but it is also probably a transition product. Portable gaming devices like the PSP will probably be eventually phased out by the coming onslaught of Android superphones. This phone fits neatly in a place for parents to offer a gaming device/smartphone for their kids. What do you guys think?
Source: PhoneArena and TalkAndroid
03-29-2011 12:55 PM
play is basically a gaming phone and obviously it has high specs like 4 inch high video display screen specially built for high resolution gaming and video watching with a soft and very attractive gaming keypad same as that found on psp but rather considering it as only a gaming instrument with speedy scorpion processor i would say it has a lot of features of that of other android phones bingo gaming(instrument) and phone togather that makes it a gaming phone...but previous version like Xperia x8, x10i, x10 mini all lacked processing speed as compared to recent xperia play and Xperia pro. However compared to other xperia phones play is totally distinct. Thats the reason why they considered phones like sony ericsson xperia play and pro as gaming smartphone and business smartphone respectively
presently i owe xperia pro (its been roughly 4 mnths but i had some budget limitations so i opted for it) what i liked is its slide out keypad and all other features makes me feel it has got everything like newly neo but qwerty makes sony ericsson xperia pro bit heavy. 2.3 android version can be found on almost all new androids in the market. However still much better than x10 mini with much nice display resolution and dual cam.
there has been a lot of changes in this Xperia prophecy from Xperia x10 to Xperia Neo as in between there came Xperia x10 Mini, Xperia x10i, Xperia Pro, Xperia Play, Xperia Arc and then finally came Xperia neo which is lot more advanced than previous xperia phones however the most interesting thing to note bout these xperia phones is though all being smartphones still they possess an android heart.
previous x8 had updgrade upto 2.1 or 2.2 froyo and i feel but still it was pretty lame. :nonono So its true x10 has got 2.3 gingerbread version android OS and this has got inherited to its Xperia legacy following it. And definitely 2.3 gingerbread could be available on play too