Xperia PLAY given UK price and market description

Posted By | On 22nd, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Online retailer have listed the upcoming playstation phone, the Xperia PLAY. The item is listed as releasing on the 28th March and will run you a rather hefty £519.99.

The item listing also includes a full description of the phone’s features and specs, which you can read below:

  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Snapdragon
  • Memory card included: 8GB microSD
  • Memory card support: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Phone memory: up to 400 MB
  • Screen: 4 inch 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA) Capacitive Multi-touch
  • Camera
  • 5.1 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • Flash / Photo light
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Send to web
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Video blogging
  • Connectivity:
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Location Service
  • Google Maps with Street View
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB Connector
  • Modem
  • Synchronisation via Facebook
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync
  • Google Services:
  • Android Market Client
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Maps with Street View
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google Music Player
  • Google Phone-top Search
  • Google Search widget
  • Google Sync
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice Search
  • Set-up Wizard
  • YouTube

The phone is described as follows:

Xperia PLAY delivers the smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.

In portrait mode, the Android smartphone offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from Sony Ericsson’s existing range of Xperia smartphones with best-in-class entertainment experiences, a great 5 megapixel camera, a brilliant 4″ multi-touch screen and great social networking features.

However, slide out the gaming control and users enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming. The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm’s optimized Snapdragon processor with a 1GHz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption so Xperia PLAY users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.

In the Box
Xperia PLAY
Stereo portable handsfree
8GB microSD memory card
Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation

The full listing can be found on

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  • aquaman22

    lol “silky smooth”. Has anyone see that adam sandler flick, where he’s a hair dresser lol. that was his catch phrase. Anyway the specs of the phone are impressive to say the least, but pricing still funky. I’m too invested in my iPhone to even care about great ps1 classics. Sony missed the boat on their mobile device, they got in the game a bit too late. Aqua Out!!!

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  • MindCandy999

    Hmmm… i don’t see PSN support on there. I was under the impression that this would be like the PSP GO + phone functionality, but i don’t see that in the specs. You’d figure that would be their big selling point.

    Don’t see battery life either. That’s scary. This thing would need a beast of a battery to hold up for what any consumer picking it up would actually use it for.

    At least it’s Android. That’s a HUGE plus. If it ran on some Sony homemade OS, or worse, had to live under an apple OS dictatorship, i’d have no interest in it what so ever. As it stands, if it does what i want it to do, I might actually pick it up.

  • jbg0623

    HA! I think I’ll wait for the NGP


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