17 Feb '11, 3am

Gaming wars go mobile

BARCELONA (Spain) - THE video game wars are going mobile. Sony Ericsson packed a PlayStation pad into its latest smartphone, unveiled this week at the mobile industry's annual get-together in Barcelona. And rival Microsoft swiftly replied by offering an Xbox link to lure gamers to its Windows Phone operating software. Sony Ericsson opened the new front on Sunday, the eve of the mobile show here, revealing the widely anticipated Xperia Play, already dubbed the PlayStation phone. Powered by Google's latest Android system, Gingerbread, the classic-looking black smartphone stands out from its Android rivals in one respect: it has a slideout PlayStation gaming panel. It is the first PlayStation certified mobile, and the gaming pad will be familiar to gamers who know PlayStation I, II, III and PSP with the same basic layout of buttons and controls. Nevertheless, 'we're not compe...

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