The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, or the Playstation phone, has been one of the most awaited Android smartphones in the past few months. Ever since it was first leaked, it had the entire Android community excited.
We did get to know the exact hardware specs and other details a few weeks back, just after CES 2011 ended. Now, we have a leaked commercial for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, thanks to DroidNYTT. It features an Android robot undergoing surgery in a shady alley to get a pair of thumbs, presumably to use the gaming controls on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Not the best ad we have seen, but definitely cool.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play comes with a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It has a 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM with an Adreno 205 GPU. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will come with exclusive games designed specifically for the Xperia Play. It is quite similar to the PSP Go in terms of design and form factor.
It will be unveiled officially by Sony Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress at February 2011. The exact launch and pricing details will be available then.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which has been one of the most highly anticipated Android smartphones, is set to launch at the Mobile World Congress in February. It will combine the gaming experience of the Sony PSP Go with the power of the Android OS.
We’ve already had quite a few leaks related to the Xperia Play, and we now have the complete list of hardware specs as well as some benchmark performance numbers of the Xperia Play. We have also seen it in images, and now thanks to BGR, we also have two videos of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in action. It seems to be a final production prototype and from the videos, the Xperia Play seems to be a definite hit.
Check out these two videos of the Xperia Play in action:
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the Playstation phone, comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a custom UI shell by Sony Ericsson and will be powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It has an Adreno 205 GPU and comes with a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It has a sliding joystick instead of a keyboard which resembles the PSP Go and has performed quite well on the Quadrant and Neocore benchmarks. It will have an exclusive library of PSP games and will also support the Android Market apps and games.
Though the Xperia Play- the Playstation Phone – is supposed to be officially unveiled by Sony Ericsson at MWC 2011, not a day passes without some mention of the Xperia Play on the internet. It is easily the most anticipated Android smartphone of 2011. We have already given you a glimpse into the kind of processing power that the Xperia Play packs under the hood; now we have the exact hardware specs of the Xperia Play with us.
The Xperia Play is quite similar to the PSP Go, in terms of design and form factor. It will have a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.
It will be powered by a 1 GHz CPU and has 512 MB RAM. The graphics will be handled by the Adreno 205 GPU, just like the Xperia Duo.
The hardware seems a bit underpowered, compared to the dual core processor toting Android smartphones which were unveiled at CES 2011. The Xperia Play performs quite well though, atleast according to its Quadrant and Neocore scores.
The Xperia Play will support all Android games and will also come with a separate library of exclusive games by Sony Ericsson. It will run a heavily customized version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
We have already shared with you how the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone looks, what are its specifications, and what it might be called. Now, we even have some benchmarks to judge its performance.
A Chinese technology website managed to get hold of a PS phone with pre-release firmware for half-a-day. If you can read Chinese or don’t mind Google Translate, head over here for the details.
As we already know, the PlayStation phone ships with a single core processor – a 1 GHz Snapdragon. While this might soon get outdated due to the expected onslaught of dual-core Android handsets, the good news is that Sony Ericsson has done a very good job at optimizing its custom shell.
The PlayStation phone clocked in a Quadrant score of 1,733, which is admirable for any phone with default ROM. The Adreno 205 GPU also pushed the Neocore score to 59.1fps, which is once again, excellent.
The lack of cutting-edge hardware in a gaming device is surprising. In fact, one of the videos shot by IT168 shows the PlayStation phone getting beaten by another current generation phone in Dungeon Defenders. Nevertheless, at the very least, the PlayStation phone will be able to handle all current generation games. Sony will undoubtedly tap into content partners to make some big-name games available for the PlayStation phone. These games, which targeted at the device, will be accessible through a bundled app called PlayStation Pocket.
Last time, Sony Ericsson angered many of its fans by announcing the Xperia X10 several months before it was ready. This time around, SE has been keeping its mouth shut. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have any idea regarding what Sony Ericsson has been cooking. The steady stream of leaks have already outed the successor to the Xperia X10 and the X10 Mini, besides revealing a new Android powered gaming phone.
At this point it’s not clear if Sony Ericsson will unveil the PlayStation phone at CES 2011 or MWC 2011. However, the newfound polish of the hardware buttons suggests that the phone is ready for manufacturing.
I don’t know what is with Sony/Sony-Ericsson. Almost all of their new products get leaked weeks before their official update, and for the most part, there is no fun in their official updates (which are tediously written and rather slow).
However, the folks over at Sony Ericsson have been up to promising things with their PlayStation Phone (the Xperia Play) up and coming with some rather nice features. The smaller cousin of the X10, the X10 Mini (and Mini Pro) packs quite a tight punch with its tiny screen and processor and is quite a popular phone. Thus, SE decided that it just needs to notch up the processor, run it off Gingerbread (Android OS 2.3), add some wicked fast graphics chips and let it run amok with Neocore and Quadrant to see just how fast a tiny computer can be.
It is extremely fast (if the leaked photographs are to be believed) with a Neocore framerate of 42.5fps and a Quadrant score of 1,533. The original leaker on the SE.it168.com forums says that it sports a 3-inch (320×480) multi-touch display, a 1GHz CPU and an Adeno 205 GPU. The pictures seem legit as the unofficial X10 blog rightly points out that the overall hardware layout seems similar to the previously previewed ANZU with regard to the button layout.
Is that excessively exciting? You bet! I personally use an X10 Mini Pro since I’m averse to large-screened phones (I have to take extra care of them) and really like a QWERTY solution. If this phone has a QWERTY slide-out keyboard, I know what my next phone will be the mini version of the PlayStation Phone!
While the consumers aren’t buying PlayStation 3s in bulk, researchers working for the US government have plugged 1,760 PS3s to build the 35th fastest supercomputer. Called the Condor Cluster’ Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio has spent $2 Million for the setup.
This supercomputer (or awesome-st gaming configuration ever!) is said to achieve 1.5 GigaFLOPS per Watt. FLOPS is the unit to measure supercomputer power and is also known as Floating Point Operations per Second.
What is the air force planning to do with so many PS3s, you ask? According to Research Director, processing of high resolution satellite images for surveillance activities will see benefit due to the Condor Cluster. As Jill Laster puts it, one room, 1,760 PlayStation 3s and Call of Duty: Black Ops would make the most awesome gaming experience.
If a trademark filing showing Xperia Playis to be taken seriously and talk from Pocket-Lint about a big launch in February, it would seem that Sony Ericsson’s Playstation phonemight get official and be announced at CES 2011 or the equally as important, Mobile World Congress.
The device features a dedicated gamepad sporting the famous Playstation shapesthat slides out from under the screen. It’s said to be powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of on-device storage. Provided it’s well received, unlike the PSP Go, Sony Ericsson might be on their way back into the mobile game.
The much awaited Sony Playstation phone has finally been spotted for real. The sighting happened somewhere in Greece, with someone shooting a spy video of the Sony Ericsson Z1 (yes, that’s what it will be officially called).
We don’t see those awesome sliding controls in this video, but the phone appears to be the real deal. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will come with a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display, with presumably a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It will also sport an 8 MP camera with LED flash.
The details of the rumored Sony Ericsson PSP Phone were first leaked about a month back. It is the first phone which sports a landscape slider design with gaming controls.
Today, a French blog received an invite to a press event by Sony Ericsson France which indicates that the PSP phone will be officially unveiled on December 9. The Playstation phone could launch just in time to make your Christmas shopping list.
The PSP phone will sport a 3.7 – 4.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display and will come with a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.