At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson unveiled Xperia PLAY, the first "PlayStation Phone."
Xperia PLAY is a 4-inch touchscreen slider, it reveals PlayStation-style controls and buttons like Sony Computer Entertainment's PSP Go. It's powered by Qualcomm's 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with the embedded Adreno GPU capable of 60fps playback 3D gaming. It also features 400MB RAM, support for up to 32GB MicroSD storage, a 5.1 megapixel flash camera, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and 802.11 Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality.
In Sony Ericsson's product announcement today, it said titles such as EA's Need For Speed, Sims 3 and a multiplayer version of FIFA '10 will launch on the platform, as well as GLU Mobile/Activision's Guitar Hero, and Gameloft's versions of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell. Of course, nearly all of these are already available on Android (Guitar Hero 6, Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, Sims 3,) in fact, Sony Ericsson only showed off three exclusive titles at MWC today: Star Battalion, FIFA 2010, and Need For Speed Asphalt.
The Xperia PLAY becomes the first device to be "PlayStation Certified" meaning that it will have access to PlayStation content via the upcoming PlayStation suite, which is set to launch later in the year.
The Xperia PLAY will be available globally in selected markets beginning in March, and is expected on Verizon Wireless in the Spring. No pricing has been announced yet.
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