The Xperia Play is a touchscreen smartphone that runs on Android 2.3 (or Gingerbread), the latest version of Google's popular mobile operating system. Boasting a vivid touchscreen display and smooth curved lines, the Xperia Play has an ace up its sleeve in the form of dedicated gaming controls that slide out to reveal the familiar PlayStation keys and D-Pad. With PlayStation Certified gaming, download games from the Android Market app store and play with friends across the globe with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
PlayStation Certified Gaming Controls
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Built in GPS
1GHz Scorpion Processor
MP3 Music Player
119 x 62 x 16 mm
* Main Display
LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches
* Digital Camera
2592 ? 1944 pixels
400 MB, 380 MB RAM
MicroSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB
Long Description :
PlayStation Certified Gaming
Slide out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to reveal the PlayStation Certified gaming controls and take your mobile gaming to the next level! Download games from the Android Market app store and use the familiar PlayStation controls including L/R shoulder buttons or the 4 inch touchscreen display.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play runs Google's Android Gingerbread operating system, the latest version of Google's smartphone OS. Gingerbread delivers a more refined user interface with an enhanced keyboard, multi-tasking, increased speed and improved gaming support and multimedia playback. Android also supports Google services including Google Maps, Gmail and Voice Actions as well offering users a huge selection of downloadable Apps from the Android Market.
Free Google Maps Navigation
Turn your Google Android smartphone into a powerful Sat Nav device with free voice guided navigation. Google Maps Navigation offers turn by turn voice guided navigation, text and voice search with support for keywords to find local services, satellite and street view and the ability to navigate to friends addresses listed in your contacts. Google Maps will even remember recent destinations and features a wide range of points of interest.
Thanks to the built in Qualcomm 1GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU, the Xperia Play is optimised for great gaming. Run several applications at once with little slow down, launch programs and apps instantly and navigate the phone's many features effortlessly. All this is possible thanks to the 1GHz processor found on the Xperia Play.
The Xperia Play features a huge 4.0 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels providing sharp images and natural colours. Use your fingers to navigate through menus; once you've used a touchscreen phone you'll never look back! The Xperia Play uses capacitive technology to deliver a more intuitive user experience and also boasts multi-touch letting you pinch and zoom.
5 Megapixel Camera
With a built in 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and a powerful flash, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play takes quality pictures that you will want to share with your friends. Store them in your phone, email them to friends or upload them to your blog.
The Xperia Play features an impressive music player supporting a host of file formats including AAC and MP3. Store music on the internal memory, expand it further with a memory card and listen to them on the bundled headphones or using your own thanks to the 3.5mm audio jack. With the Xperia Play you can also expand the memory by up to 32GB using a microSD memory card.
With a built in Web Browser you can access internet sites directly from your handset. Check the latest scores, look up train times, get a weather report, or find the answer to the question in the pub quiz. The Xperia Play also offers full support for YouTube for hous of entertainment. With the inbuilt web browser you have the power of the internet with you, wherever you are.
Bluetooth 2.1 is the next generation of Bluetooth connectivity. With Bluetooth 2.1 one of the biggest advantages is the possibility of listening to music with a compatible wireless headset in stereo. Less wires, less mess, more noise.
With Wi-Fi you can use your phone to connect to a local wireless network (W-LAN) to connect to the internet. This offers a cheap (sometimes free) method of connecting to the net to download emails, files, or check on your favourite website.
HSDPA offers a similar benefit to a 3G network that GPRS offered to the GSM networks. It offers a higher speed data transfer with a compatible handset such as the Sony Ericsson X10 on Orange. HSDPA is commonly known as Mobile Broadband.
With built in GPS you can use the Xperia Play to locate your position, plan your journey, and as a general SatNav device, when used in conjunction with compatible mapping software. You can also Geo-tag photos taken on the camera so you can tell friends where you got that Kodak moment.
A-GPS on the Sony Xperia is a network service that can locate your position to within 100 metres by using a clever technique called triangulation. By sending a signal to three cell masts, A-GPS will work out your location by the location of the cells and your distance from them.