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Xperia Play Officially Announced

23/02/2011 14:40

Xperia Play Officially Announced

Today is the day you've been waiting for!

If you are one of the many who have been following the development of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. We now know that the phone will run Android Gingerbread. As well as this it will include a "legendary" PSOne game; 50 additional PSOne games will be available upon launch from 20 different publishing partners.

LAN gaming is supported and the ability to host a portable WiFi hotspot for the purposes of multiplayer will be incorporated as well. The phone will launch in March and will be available on the Verizon network in the US. We'll have more on this as further details emerge.

UPDATE (thanks Kotaku) - Here are some official specs and other details relating to the Xperia Play:

  • PlayStation Certified gaming experience
  • Latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread version 2.3)
  • 60fps play-back enabled through the 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 brilliant multi-touch display
  • 5.0 megapixel camera
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