This is enough to make game console fans and smartphone users go positively weak at the knees, as the latest gadget storming into the limelight from the clever people over in the Sony Ericsson camp is a hybrid of both.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G is set to change the lives of those who game and chat, all in one easy blow and yes, they’re really emphasising the playing facilities in the pronounced PLAY model description, just in case you missed it!
Built on 2.3.3 Gingerbread on an Android platform, the gizmo has a clear 480 x 854 screen in a four inch frame and entertains in stereo with its own speakers.
Sony Ericsson are basically going to stick a PlayStation sanctioned game appliance into the make-up of a portable and convenient smartphone which gives the best of both worlds in a set up that offers proper game controllers. So, no more bizarre external bits required in this case to plug in giving unsightly looks.
The controlling unit that magically slips out is fitted with a D-pad, a pair of shouldered buttons and four smart looking PlayStation-esque keys to make PS users feel instantly at home. Looking pretty in the metallic feel of the game pad, users can simply flip this onto the side for gaming in landscape modes.
The internal organs of the Sony Ericsson come fully bolstered and with a 1GHz processor, speed is the name of the game that’s for sure which is ably assisted by a 205 processor to handle graphics from Adreno.
Built with a tasty host of other stuff to make your day go with a breeze, the XPeria PLAY (there’s those capitals again) has Wi-Fi, VGA cam on one side, 5MP camera on the back and has a bundled set of games included.