Entertainment giant Virgin Media has announced it is carrying the Sony Ericsson ‘PlayStation’ Xperia Play mobile phone which has the ability to play PSP games, on a contract starting from £40.85 a month.
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, back in February, whilst being the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone. The handset has a fast processor and dedicated slide-out game controls and is backed by leading game publishers, with a number of top titles available now.
SE’s Xperia Play unique gaming ability comes from the gaming controls, which slides-out vertically from the phone and in much the same way as many handsets have their Qwerty keyboard’s slide-out; such as the Xperia X10 Mini Pro. These controls are a digital D pad, with two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four familiar PlayStation icons which all provide the gaming functionality.
The Xperia Play arrives with a 4-inch 480x853 FWVGA capacitive touch screen and is powered by a 1Ghz CPU, with an embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor that’s capable of 60 frames per second. The mobile also has a 5.1 megapixel camera with a flash, whilst running from Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 with just over five and a half hours of game play from a single charge.
Virgin Media is retailing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on both 18 and 24 month contracts, for £45.96 and £40.85 a month tariffs with 1,200 minutes, an unlimited text message bundle and a 1GB data allowance – whilst existing VM customers can pick up the phone for £35.74 a month.
Originally published at OneMobileRing.com