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PlayStation-Certified Xperia PLAY Smartphone Revealed
By Hector Cortez Feb 15, 2011, 4:46 GMT
Xperia PLAY is the the world\'s first PlayStation certified smartphone.
Sony Ericsson today announced the Xperia PLAY, the the world's first PlayStation certified smartphone.
At first glance it looks like a regular smartphone, however a simple slide reveals a digital D pad, two analog touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation buttons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver 60fps gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption.
Xperia PLAY will run on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google's Android platform. Being a PlayStation Certified device means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite, currently under development by Sony Computer Entertainment and due to launch later this calendar year.
Leading franchises coming to Xperia PLAY includes EA's Need For Speed, Sims 3 and a world-first multiplayer version of FIFA 10 for mobile. GLU Mobile/Activision will be bringing Guitar Hero while Gameloft's titles include Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell.
A pre-loaded application will enable users to easily discover and download titles that have been optimised for game play on Xperia PLAY, access recently played games and see information about the games they have downloaded.
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be available globally in selected markets from March 2011.