Sony Ericsson today announced the much awaited gaming smartphone Xperia Play. It is the first Playstation certified Android device, and will be available to Verizon users in US and all major networks in UK this spring.
Kazuo Hirai, President of Networked Products and Services Group at Sony Corporation said: “I am delighted to see Xperia PLAY as the first PlayStation Certified smartphone to hit the market. Xperia PLAY provides a unique consumer offering and is yet another example of great products and services coming to market that leverage Sony’s strong assets.”
Xperia Play features Android 2.3, Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, optimized with enhanced graphical processor unit the Adreno 205, Dedicated gaming controls for real console quality game play, including four-way directional keys, recognizable ABCD keys with PlayStation iconography, left/right shoulder keys and two analog touch inputs for joystick action, 4-inch multi-touch display, and 5.0 megapixel camera.
The smartphone will provide a best-in-class gaming experience right out of the box with many of the most popular games pre-loaded, including Asphalt Adrenaline 6, Bruce Lee, Star Battalion, The Sims 3, and Tetris.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be available globally in selected markets from March 2011