Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play avalible May 26th
Playstation gamers rejoice! The likes of a truly portable Playstation phone is coming stateside and I want in. While I know Sony’s Playstation network and the like are in a world of hurt right now but it’s not like we are all going to run to pick up an Xbox…are we, are we? For those true to Playstation gaming, some pretty exciting news has been made official today. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has made its way to an official American channel and will be ready for your thumbs later this month. Rumors of a Playstation phone have been churning up since 2007 and have been dreamed of for years before, however solid evidence of its possibilities surfaced mid last year. Today after years of rumor, speculation and dreaming the first gen Playstation phone has been officially announced stateside.
The Xperia Play by Sony Ericsson is the first official Playstation phone and has been making its international rounds as of late. Tuesday, Verizon officially announced the launch of the Xperia Play making them the first US carrier to carry the Xperia Play. The Xperia Play will be available come May 26th and will cost you about $200 bucks under a new 2 year contract. In case you missed the specs on this puppy, here is a little recap. The Xperia Play run’s Android version 2.3 Gingerbread, it uses a 1GHz Snapdragon II processor coupled with an Adreno 205 GPU. Over the top of this slider is a 4 inch touch screen LCD with a 480×854 pixel resolution, slide the Xperia Play open to expose a familiar set of controls found on our beloved Dual Shock Playstation controllers, minus the analog thumb-sticks of course. In place of the iconic analog thumbsticks is the next best thing in touch pads located in the same location. The Xperia Play also has right and left shoulder bumpers for full emersion. But don’t be fooled the XPlay is still a phone, it sports a 5 mega pixel camera, full Flash Support, a front facing VGA camera, hotspot capabilities and full support for Google services just like any good Android does.
Keep in mind the Xperia Play is the first Play station certified phone to hit the market and is just the beginning. The Sony Ericsson XPlay will come preloaded with seven games including Madden NFL ’11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Adrenaline, Asphalt 6, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and everyone’s timeless favorite Tetris. So is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for you, are you interested in getting your game on no matter where you are? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.playstationphone, Xperia Play, playstation certified, Sony Ericsson, PlayStation Phone