After months of rumour, Sony Ericsson has used the Mobile World Congress to finally reveal their Xperia Play device.
Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and accessing a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with Qualcomm Adreno 205 graphics and display the device has a 4-inch, 854 x 480 LCD screen which Sony is claiming delivers 60 frames per second playback while delivering 5 hours, 35 minutes of battery life.
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It also has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash, stereo speakers, MicroSD card slot, and Micro-USB ports line the sides. Bluetooth and WiFi functionality is built in, as well as Sony Ericsson’s Timescape UI layer.
The phone comes preloaded with a “legendary” PSone game of the undisclosed variety, as well as a bevy of popular Android games including Asphalt 6, The Sims 3 and Tetris, and Sony Ericsson promises a library of 50 additional titles available at launch from 20 publishing partners.
Tech Radar said that some games ported from existing smartphone platforms (like Reckless Racing) will have bonus content on Xperia Play, too. Local area multiplayer gaming is a go, as you’ll be able to host a WiFi hotspot on one device and join the game with another. It’s launching in March, and will be available in Australia later this year.