Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson makes use of a mostly-stock Android calling application on the Xperia Play. It's colored differently than on other handsets, but the base operation is identical to most other Android devices. The software dialer works well and offers haptic feedback when the keys are pressed. The Xperia Play has the typical tabs at the top of the screen for accessing the call log, contacts list, and favorites.
From time to time, I noticed that the speakerphone didn't want to activate even though I pressed the button to turn it on during calls. The button would light up, but the call wouldn't switch from the earpiece to the speaker. At press time, Sony Ericsson and Verizon hadn't been able to provide an explanation for the problem.
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The Xperia Play did a fine job synchronizing my contacts. The phone can sync with Google contacts, Exchange servers, Facebook, and Twitter. From your contact list, tapping a picture brings up a small row of icons so you can quickly make a call, send a message or email, or even start a navigation trip, if you have a postal address listed.
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Sony Forms Business to Make PlayStation Games for Phones
Sony is creating a new business unit with the express purpose of bringing PlayStation-branded games to smartphones and tablets. The company is changing its name from Sony Computer Entertainment to Sony Interactive Entertainment and at the same time forming ForwardWorks Corporation.