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Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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Jun 2, 2011, 12:06 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play attempts to take on the gaming crowd with its dedicated gaming controls. With exclusive titles and a fast processor, the Xperia Play's gaming chops should be second to none.

Gaming enthusiasts now have access to perhaps the best gaming handset to come along since Nokia's N-Gage platform. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play packages some of Sony's PlayStation prowess in an Android handset. Is it all fun and, er, games, or is there anything holding this device back?

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Jun 2, 2011, 3:50 PM

The real question...

Is the bootloader unlockable from SE's web-based tool? A good custom kernel would fix a lot of the phone's performance issues, and help with battery life as well.
Good luck staying out of prison if you change anything on it. Sony will come after people hard. Even if the "jailbreaking" can't be stopped legally, Sony will probably find a way to disable any game functionality if unrecognized software is on the dev...
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