We all saw the “PlayStation phone” coming. It’s also known as the Xperia Play and Sony Ericsson describe it as the first “PlayStation certified smartphone”. It turns out that Sony Ericsson had a few more goodies up their sleeves for Mobile World Barcelona.
Here’s what EA’s VP of Worldwilde Studios for EA Mobile has to say about the Play;
“EA collaborated closely with Sony Ericsson to bring exciting versions our best-selling consumer favourites such as The Sims™ 3 and EA SPORTS™ FIFA 10 to the Xperia PLAY.
The device’s dedicated gaming keypad gives FIFA players what matters most in a footy game — ultimate ball control, quick player election on the pitch, effortless passes and more.
The Xperia PLAYS’s unique gamepad also delivers robust control in The Sims 3 bringing a whole new life simulation experience to fans of the franchise. We look forward to watching consumers interact with our great games in new ways through the Xperia PLAY.”
Sony Ericsson have two more phones ready for launch, though – the Xperia Neo and the Xperia Pro.
The Xperia Pro has a slide-out keyboard and has thought about the messaging experience of using a phone. With the Xperia pro you don’t need to start an SMS app to send a message. It’s “Type & Send” functionality lets you simply start typing when you slide out the keyboard.
Sony Ericsson seems to pushing the Xperia Pro towards business people. It comes pre-loaded with Office Suite Pro. Here’s what Steve Walker, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson had to say;
“We want to be a leader in Android and with Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro, we are now are offering excellent, innovative Android choices for consumers. These latest devices combine stunning design with state- of-the-art Sony technology and a new faster messaging experience on the Xperia™ pro, creating an entertaining smartphone experience.”
The Xperia neo seems to be about the media experience It is shaped so that it fits well in someone’s hand; especially when taking pictures. It makes use of Exmor R™ for videos in low light and comes with built-in HDMI.
We’ve got our hands on some good quality stills of each phone.
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