One of the main complaints about gaming on a smartphone is that you just can’t play a “normal” game on a smartphone just with touch controls, because the experience is too poor and it’s too hard to play this way. Sony tried to solve this problem with the Xperia Play, but the problem was they didn’t want it to compete too much with their upcoming PS Vita back then, and they didn’t put hardware that is worthy of gaming on that device.
Another problem with the Xperia Play is that trying to put a controller inside a phone made it too thick and even awkward to use for most people, so it was only really a niche [...]
Sony Xperia S owners weren’t all too pleased when they found out that the ICS upgrade for the flagship phone has been slightly delayed, but at least they will still be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treat on their plate errm… phone. The same thing can’t be said about Sony Xperia Play at the moment; it has disappeared inexplicably from the company’s list of eligible phones expected to receive Android 4.0.
Sony had promised that all Xperia devices released in 2011 will be getting ICS this year, therefore it’s quite odd to see the Xperia Play being singled out and removed from the list. The new list only covers [...]
Hindsight is 20/20 is what they say. Now I’m starting to see the picture a little clearer now. Rolling back to January, when Verizon was announcing all their contract/policy changes, I heard a lot of people thinking that Verizon’s change in return policy from 30 days down to 15 days was due to Apples meddling and it had something to do with the rumored iPhone launch that was imminent. But after looking at Verizon’s Android phones announced at CES (HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid Bionic, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge) and more recently the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Incredible 2, and HTC Merge, it all makes sense now. They have way too [...]
Can you believe that we’ve been waiting over three years for this device? It’s true – it’s been over three years since we first started hearing rumors about the magical thumb-friendly Xperia Play.
Thankfully, the waiting is over. With Mobile World Congress finally over, the Playstation phone is confirmed, and will be available for mobile gamers everywhere. Officially named the Sony Xperia Play, it enjoyed its official unveiling in Barcelona at MWC 2011.
But it’s only now that the PlayStation phone has finally become a confirmed device – with its official name, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, enjoying its official unveiling over in [...]