On the eve of the official opening of the international trade fair for mobile electronics Barcelona, MWC 2011, some large producers in the industry have held press conferences to launch the new 2011. And this is the case of Sony-Ericsson has unveiled its Xperia Play Sunday night, a terminal-based Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) half way between a smartphone and a console. For several weeks, the rumors pointed to the existence of a hybrid smartphone Sony-Ericsson and here, in fact, his official announcement.
Kazuo Hirai, executive vice president for products and network services for Sony-Ericsson, said: “For a long time, this concept has been discussed, but no one has ever made,” and adds: “This evening we present therefore Sony Play-Ericsson Xperia. The device is powered by a dual-core chips Qualcomm Snapdragon Adreno 205 and 1GHz GPU with 512MB of memory. Xperia Play comes with a 4-inch screen and, in addition to the FM radio and a 5 megapixel camera, the terminal module includes a Sony-Ericsson Bluetooth and WiFi.
This smartphone console stands out from the competition through the integration of a c onsole game, slide, running below the screen. The console has physical buttons and optical trackpad. The producer explains that Xperia Play will be released in the standard version with a selection of popular Playstation games and many titles of software house third, like Assassin’s Creed, Dead Space, Battle Field, Guitar Hero, or FIFA. Since its launch, set in March with the U.S. operator Verizon, fifty titles are available through the shop, mostly.
We report also support multiplayer. After the conference, Sony-Ericsson focuses on its certification program for developers of PlayStation video games. Among the partners who will present certificates compatible Sony Ericsson, the manufacturer cites: Digital Chocolate Digital Legends, Electronic Arts, Fishlabs, Gamehouse, Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Handy Games, Namco Bandai Networks, Polarbit, PopCap, Trendy Entertainment, Unity Technologies.
At the moment there are only two questions: the market price and the availability of Sony-Ericsson Xperia play in Europe. Here you will find the latest news on Mobile World Congress 2011.