Posts tagged with: Xperia Play

[Full Xperia Play Review] Officially announced by Sony Ericsson at MWC 2011, the Xperia Play is the first ever PlayStation certified smartphone. Inside the Xperia play is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of ROM. It features a four-inch color transflective TFT display with a 480x854 FWVGA resolution and a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. The Xperia Play is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson's Timescape UI. Making the Xperia Play unique is its landscape style slideout gaming controls. Read on for the latest Xperia Play news, reviews and videos:

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    Yesterday, we got tipped-off that Verizon would start sales of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in the US on May 26. Today, the carrier has issued a statement confirming that leak, as well as announcing that pre-orders for the gaming-centric Android will start on May 19. Gamers will find their Verizon Xperia Plays come loaded with a nice selection of titles to get them started, including Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3, and the original PlayStation version of Crash Bandicoot. Sony Ericsson has said that over sixty Play-enhanced titles - those taking advantage of its control scheme - will be ...

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    Earlier this month, we saw a leaked lineup of release date for upcoming Androids on Verizon. Among the included smartphone models, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (the "PlayStation phone") was tagged for a May 26 debut. So far, dates from that leak that have already passed turned out to be incorrect, so we were understandably beginning to doubt the accuracy of this Xperia Play rumor. Now it looks like we can confirm that planned release date, thanks to a tipster who sent us this internal Verizon retail screenshot, again naming May 26 as the launch date for the Xperia Play. With the US launch ...

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    We all know that Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play is being billed as a revolution for Android gaming, finally moving controls away from the touchscreen to a pretty close approximation of a console controller. The advertising campaign behind the smartphone would have you believe that these new controls are key to delivering the kind of experience that would draw gamers away from the likes of the DS and PSP and really solidify smartphones as the future of mobile gaming. Looking at some of the sales figures for Play-exclusive titles, though, it seems like the smartphone may not be living up to ...

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    After showing us its new bootloader unlocking service, we were left impressed by Sony Ericsson's support of the developer community. Now it is supplementing the bootloader unlock by releasing a guide to creating a custom kernel, an ability exposed by the unlocked bootloader. Once again there are clear warnings present - bootloader unlocking may void warranty, and is not revertible to a locked/original state. Sony Ericsson's guide walks the budding developer through downloading all necessary software and installing it to configure the development environment. Configuration examples are ...

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    May 12 is the day to watch for and circle in your Calendar if the information acquired by Droid-life is accurate. Apparently, Motorola Droid X^2, LG Revolution and HTC Trophy will all see the light of day next Tuesday while you'll have to wait for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play some three more weeks. Both the HTC Trophy and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play have been listed online at Verizon and the catalog now also features the LG Revolution. All of these display a "coming soon" tag. The Motorola Droid X Squared is yet to appear online. So here are the possible dates: May 12 for Motorola Droid ...

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    Following the source link below you'll get to a Verizon page with smartphones where you can click on the HTC Trophy to find out that it's coming soon. Same is valid for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. If after reading that Verizon employees are allegedly getting special Windows Phone 7 and HTC Trophy training you still have your doubts -- legitimately -- then this might be half way to confirmation as the CDMA Trophy was just listed on Big Red's website. If you're more of an Android person who likes to play then the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the smartphone for you. How soon is coming ...

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    Some people say that good things come in threes, and that certainly seems to be the case here, with news arriving of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc, Play, and Neo successfully being rooted. You're going to need your bootloader unlock code for the process, which you can now retrieve for qualifying phones using Sony Ericsson's website tool (you'll need a phone that's not SIM-locked to a carrier, and be willing to relinquish warranty coverage as a result of your tinkering). Once you've got the bootloader open, you can re-flash your Xperia with one of the specially-prepared images, tailored for ...

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    Late last month Sony Ericsson made an announcement that it would be opening up it's bootloaders on the current lineup of Xperia smartphones. The day has arrived, and the bootloader unlocking site is now live. Bootloader unlocking is provided for Sony Ericsson Android smartphones from 2011 onwards, while previously released models are not (yet?) supported. The current compatibility list requires a SIM-unlocked smartphone and includes the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, Xperia Arc, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Neo. The unlock comes with a bevy of warnings that are somewhat vague such as "Certain ...

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    A little earlier today we were musing over the reliability of the Verizon roadmap we saw leak last week, noting how the Samsung Droid Charge should have been out yesterday, were it accurate. As if right on cue, a new document has leaked, showing revised dates for the Charge, as well as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the HTC Incredible 2. The new Charge date makes sense, moving back a week from yesterday to April 14. As accessories often pop up just in advance of a smartphone's retail sales, the appearance of Charge gear today fits with this change-of-schedule. What's happened with the ...

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    System Dump of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is available to download and tamper with if you are a developer or a ROM chef -- or just a curious user -- with all the goodies that the gaming Android smartphone has to offer. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, dubbed Zeus, was launched at this year's MWC and it ships with a couple of pre-installed games, depending on the region you bought your smartphone in. Additionally, Sony Ericsson will offer 60+ games to download for all you Android-thumb donors getting your game on. Follow the source link to download and take a peek inside the system dump. ...

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    After the strange to say the least Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Donor Ad and the Kristen Schaal series of commercials, the manufacturer came out with a great ad featuring the gaming capabilities of the Zeus. So what happens when you have an Xperia Play and you are bored waiting for the bus? You get to play and real-life remote control a muscle car. Of course, this is all due to the fact that Sony Ericsson wants to emphasize on real-life gaming experience. And, naturally, it all happens (thankfully) only in the ad. Check it out below! Source: YouTube

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    Sony Ericsson has got quite a remarkable line-up this year with its Android smartphones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. The manufacturer has published a cornucopia of training and support videos for the Play, Arc and Neo, which are basically video tutorials for your learning and viewing pleasure. They give a walkthrough of the features as well as demonstrate how to use the smartphones and some of their specific and unique features. Check the out below! Source: YouTube Via: Xperia Blog (1),(2)

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    The CDMA version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play we recently reviewed has just passed FCC on its way to Verizon and should get there, according to the leaked roadmap, in approximately two weeks, that is April 14 to be more specific, if nothing changes. Nothing really out of the ordinary here with the still "Zeus" codenamed smartphone. The bands are your typical CDMA 824MHz - 849MHz and 1850MHz – 1910MHz. The FCC page also has a link for the smartphone's manual and there are a couple of internal photos of the handset which FCC tore down where you can notice the SIM slot still on the ...

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    We've seen the pros and cons of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play but those slide-out gaming controls aren' worth much if there is no content to take advantage of them. Well, the manufacturer seems to take care of that as Sony Ericsson announced that the smartphone will be launched with more than 60 games. As the world's first PlayStation certified smartphone, the Xperia Play will be able to play Playstation titles. The device is already available in several regions with more being added in the next couple of weeks with more than 60 games from software giants like Sony Computer Entertainment, ...

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    Looks like Verizon's future short term roadmap has been leaked and it contains orientative dates, subject to change, of the upcoming devices the carrier has in store for April and May. According to the table attached, April 7 is the date to watch for Samsung's 4G LTE device, called the Droid Charge, with its 4.3-inch display and4G LTE compatibility. Same day the Casio Commando (image) should hit too, a rugged Android device a la Motorola Defy. A week after, on April 14, it's time for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which we knew to expect on the carrier. April 15 looks to be the date for the ...

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