The folks at Sony Ericsson haven’t exactly been tight lipped when it comes to their upcoming gaming phone. Previously reported as the Zeus, R800i, and PlayStation phone; Sony Ericsson have now unveiled the official name for the device, which is to be Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. For a quick recap, the Xperia Play is a phone powered by Android that will provide the user with a PlayStation Portable-esque game performance. It feature a 4-inch multitouch 854 x 480 LCD display (like on the X10) and is powered by a rumored Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHz CPU. Lucky bloggers over at Engadget have gotten their hands on a Xperia Play and have done quite an extensive review, check it out! Meanwhile, we’re still unsure if this will be a good device, given the already released and much cheaper Meizu M9 beat it in a performance test.
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Although still unreleased, the PlayStation Phone has been leaked left and right. Out of China comes this video comparing the performance of the yet to be released PlayStation Phone versus the newly released Meizu M9 to see which phone can load up the new Dungeon Defenders for Android the fastest. The result is truly surprising! Watch the video below to find out for yourself which phone triumphs.
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Some lucky guy has uploaded this video of the PlayStation Phone in which he plays with the phone’s menus, but stops short of launching any game! There probably aren’t any games yet for this device, also known as the Sony Ericsson Zeus Z1. What you can see in the video is that the PSPhone runs on Android 2.3 complete with an app named Playstation. Overall, the phone looks to be quite nice, with a smooth slide-out and a well-rounded design. Check out the vids after the break!
We knew it. It was only a matter of time until the PlayStation Phone would be caught in the wild. Unexpectedly, Sony Ericssons upcoming PlayStation Phone was spotted in Greece. The PSPhone (currently dubbed Sony Ericsson Z1) will be a hybrid between an Android smartphone and a PlayStation Portable gaming device and will allegedly run Gingerbread Android and feature a large 4.0-inch screen. Hey, at least we didn’t pay some guy who found the phone in a bar for this scoop. Video after the break.
Apple’s strong performance with gaming on their iOS devices has caused Sony to react, with an Android-based PlayStation phone in development. In a recent sit-down with the Wall Street Journal, Bert Nordberg, CEO of Sony Ericsson said that “there’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere” when asked about the PlayStation Phone rumors and leaks. When questioned why we’ve not yet seen a PlayStation-branded Sony Ericsson gaming phone, Bert said “the future might be brighter”. Nordberg also said Sony Ericsson plans to make a lot of “noise” at Mobile World Congress next February, which can be interpreted as him hinting that Sony Ericsson will be announcing this PlayStation Phone early next year.