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Xperia Play gets the what-for: Is heavy on Xperia, light on the Play

Whoopsie. You know that Sony Ericsson Xperia Play/Playstation Phone/PSP Phone thingy everyone's expecting to see at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks? Well, there it is, in the hot little hands of Engadget for a full preview treatment.

The long and short of it is it looks like a (pretty sexy) Xperia device, with Playstation-type controls tucked into a horizontal slider. No great surprise there. The screen reportedly is pretty impressive, though Timescape running on a 1GHz processor was not. (Again, no great surprise there.)

Details also are light on how gaming will come into play, so we have that to look forward to on Feb. 13. Check out the preview video after the break, and hit up the source for the whole shebang. [Engadget]

  • Not sure if I would get it or not...I think I'd play with it at a looks like it might be interesting, though...
  • Finally, a real "gaming" phone. This sure beats the hell out of the old n-gage.
  • Who cares what kind of content Sony comes up with for this thing... they just made the perfect portable emulator system.
  • There is another name for the Xperia Play it is called the PSP 2 Sony will announce it soon.
  • sim card = gsm = not coming to sprint :(
  • "FAIL" is written all over it.
  • u make it sound like a 1GHz processor on a phone is slow. wow
  • I read it more as the UI was underwhelming for the processor used.
  • i guess it helps to read