14 Feb '11, 12pm

Sony Ericsson unveils first PlayStation smartphone

Sony Ericsson unveils first PlayStation smartphone

BARCELONA - Sony Ericsson has unveiled the first smartphone certified for PlayStation with a slide-out control pad delivering 3D-capable mobile gaming. The latest edition of Sony Ericsson's Android software-based Xperia smartphones, the Xperia Play, has the expected equipment including 5-megapixel camera and four-inch (10.2-centimetre) multi-touch screen. The big difference is a slide-out gaming pad with a digital pad, analogue touch pads, shoulder buttons and the familiar PlayStation icons -- a circle, cross, square and triangle. "I am delighted to see Xperia Play as the first PlayStation certified device," said Kazuuo Hirai, president of Sony Corp.'s networked products and services group. The phone is powered by the latest Android platform, Gingerbread, the group said after it was shown off for the first time Sunday at the mobile phone industry's annual congress here in ...

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