The much-coveted and innumerably leaked Xperia Play phone has finally made its official debut here at MWC 2011. A touchscreen Android Gingerbread phone, it’s the first to come with PlayStation certification thanks to it’s slide-out hardware gaming controls.
Looking much like a PSP Go, the 4 inch touchscreen is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion Core with Adreno 205 Qualcomm graphics tech pushing the gaming aspects hard and fast. The controls will be familiar to and PlayStation owners (Cross, Triangle, Square, Circle, Start, Select, L1, R1 and two interesting touch sensitive analogue pad replacements), with the phone launching preloaded a handful of titles. A 5.1 MP camera also sits on the rear.
Keep in mind that those buttons are assignable too, so those who like a bit of emulator action on their Android phones will find the Xperia Play will (unofficially) suit their needs to a tee.
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