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Sony Ericsson Teases Gaming Phone During Superbowl

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Feb 6, 2011, 8:12 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Feb 6, 2011, 10:03 PM

During a Superbowl commercial, Sony Ericsson revealed the new Xperia Play Android handset, which is focused on gaming. The device is a sideways slider that has Playstation-style gaming controls instead of a QWERTY keyboard. Sony Ericsson didn't provide pricing or availability information, nor did it suggest what carrier might offer the device. AT&T has sold Sony Ericsson's Xperia handsets in the past.



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Feb 6, 2011, 9:39 PM


imagine using your PSP GO to call and text 😁 i guess the size will be the same it will just be thicker
Thats exactly what I thought when I saw it....

Feb 7, 2011, 11:47 AM


As a 26 yr old male, Playstation has played a vital role in my life. The thought of getting Jet Moto, Bloody Roar or Twisted Metal on my phone makes me tingle. If I can trade out my brickbreaker games or solitare for some legit old school PSOne games, I'll abandon my Blackberry allegiance.
I guess all the gamers will be porting back to AT&T from VZW after wanderlust for the cdma iP4 grows old on them. Thats if AT&T gets this device?
I suppose if one is already with T-Mobile or AT&T...

I don't know that I would switch carriers for this device. SE certainly won't make a CDMA handset.

Feb 7, 2011, 4:17 PM

One Concern.

My Son is avid in gaming. He loves the playstation. However, He's gone through countless game controllers. How does this work in a situation like his? Frequent insurance deductibles would kill the whole momentum of continued support for this.

John B.
Extended warranty is a must. If the controller fails without evidence of damage that should be a warranty issue.

Feb 6, 2011, 11:54 PM

SE better get their acts together!

going by SE history,
if they announce a phone in 2011, you can expect it to release in 2012! haha
netboy said:
going by SE history,
if they announce a phone in 2011, you can expect it to release in 2012! haha

You're overly optimistic.

Feb 7, 2011, 11:48 AM

I'm not sure I get it...

If Sony is planning to release Playstation games for all android handsets running v2.3 then why this phone? I'm pretty sure this phone will fail. They should just concentrate on making the software for android work well....
You don't get what? If an avid gamer is looking for a phone, then this would be it. Sure, they'll has PS games for 2.3's but what kind of control input limitations would you face? This phone addresses that for the consumers that place a higher importa...
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