Introducing the Sony Xperia PLAY

Sony’s Xperia PLAY is the world’s first Playstation Certified smartphone. Having a dedicated gaming device that doubles as a phone is a great asset for those constantly on the move. The PLAY is powered by a Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU an embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor and comes loaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has a 4″ touch screen interface, along with dedicated gaming keys.

The Xperia PLAY seems to a be promising product, especially when it comes to filling gaps between dedicated gaming devices and smartphones.

Nokia had tried earlier with their dedicated N-Gage device and the N-Gage gaming platform, which they rolled into Ovi Store. They didn’t make much of a dent in the gaming market at that point. Sony should fare better with this with their prior experience with their PlayStation platform and the PSP hand-held gaming device. They can cross-sell this device with their existing Playstation user-base.

Some of the main Content partners at launch include:

Sony Computer Entertainment,  Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts, Gameloft Glu Mobile, Handy Games and Namco Bandai apart from others.  So it definitely looks like the Xperia PLAY will definitely not have any shortage of high qualite gaming titles at its disposal

Specifications of the Xperia PLAY


  • 854 x 480 pixels
  • 4.0″ 16,777,216 colour TFT Memory
  • Phone memory up to 400MB
  • microSD™ (supported to 32GB)


  • 5.1 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • Flash / Photo light


  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 800/850/1900/2100
  • UMTS/HSPA 900/2100

Size & Weight

  • 119.0 x 62.0 x 16.0 mm
  • 175.0 gr

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