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The Play will be the first PlayStation-certified device which means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite initiative, currently under development by Sony Computer Entertainment and due to launch later this year

The performance comes courtesy of Qualcomm’s optimised Snapdragon processor with a 1GHz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor, which will deliver silky-smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption

The four-inch multi-touch screen has a resolution of 480x854 pixels The Play will be available in a choice of two colours – black or white

The slide-out game pad reveals a digital D-pad, two analogue touch pads and four buttons featuring the famous PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle

Tech Specs

At the back you will find a 5.1 megapixel camera equipped with a flash and capable of Geotagging

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play


1GHz Scorpion ARMv7

Operating System

Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)


Four-inch, 16M colour TFT, Capacitive multi-touch, 480x854 pixels


5.1 megapixel, flash


400MB with microSD support


3.5mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth, DLNA, Micro USB, Wi-Fi



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TECH Issue 12  
TECH Issue 12  

Immersive Gaming, April 2011