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Playtime The Sony Ericsson Play is the world’s first PlayStationcertified smartphone If anyone still has a doubt that convergence is the way of the future, the new Sony Ericsson Play should be evidence enough for them to change their minds. The Play is the latest phone in the XperiaTM range of Android-based smartphones. In portrait mode, the smartphone offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from the existing range of Xperia smartphones, including a five megapixel camera, four-inch multi-touch screen and great social networking features. But slide out the gaming controls and you enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming. This phone could very well be the next best thing to the all-new NGP, which we featured in last month’s issue of TECH.

Sony Ericsson has partnered with key publishers in the gaming industry to deliver a rich, vibrant ecosystem at launch and post launch with many leading new titles available via the Android Marketplace The Play will run on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google’s Android platform

In addition to the game pad there are two shoulder buttons present at the top corners of the gamepad

Leading franchises coming to the Play includes EA’s The Sims 3 and FIFA 10 for mobile, GLU Mobile/Activision’s Guitar Hero, Gameloft’s Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell

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The Play will come equipped with up to 400MB of internal space coupled with microSD card support of up to 32GB and will even ship with 8GB included in the package

TECH Issue 12  
TECH Issue 12  

Immersive Gaming, April 2011