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Sony Ericsson’s new PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play has been dubbed as one of the most significant launches at the recently completed Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The much awaited Xperia Play phone allows users to play games using a controller and it has a slider panel that features a PlayStation D-pad controller and buttons instead of a key board. There are several mostly Android games available for the device.
The Xperia Play features a 4-inch FWVGA Bravia touchscreen with a resolution of 480 by 854 pixels and an Adreno GPU graphics processor. The device runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and appears to an crossover between the popular Play Station Portable gaming console and a cellphone.
On the left side it has a slide-out panel containing the Sony gaming D-pad, on the right it has four symbol-etched game control buttons and in the middle it a set of circular touchpads.
"This is the best smartphone ever and will open up new possibilities for entertainment," said Rikko Sakaguchi, VP and "chief creation officer" at Sony Ericsson at the event.
The Xperia Play displays clearly defined 3D dimension and bright, vivid colors. The company claims that it will offer impressive graphics while not consuming too much battery. SE has built additional features including the music player to the Android like interface.