Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – unboxing in pictures

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One Mobile Ring has just taken delivery of the retail version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play AKA the ‘PlayStation’ mobile phone, for an upcoming in-depth review of the handset. We thought we would publish these unboxing images of the Xperia Play, just to whet your appetite ahead of the feature.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play caught all the world’s attention at Mobile World Congress this year, with its ability to play PlayStation quality games. This is the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, with a fast processor and dedicated slide-out game controls that is backed by leading game publishers with a number of top titles now available.

The phone arrives with a 4-inch 480x853 FWVGA capacitive touch screen, whilst being 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 hour’s of game play on a single charge.

SE’s Xperia Play unique gaming ability comes from the gaming controls, which slide-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. There are now be a number of key games available, such as EA’s Need For Speed, Sims 3 and a world-first multiplayer version of FIFA 10 for the Xperia Play. GLU Mobile/Activision Hero and Gameloft’s Assassin’s Creed, along with Splinter Cell will also be arriving for the phone.

One Mobile Ring has already published an hands-on walkthrough on video from the launch event in Barcelona here, along with an first impressions review of the handset that can be seen here.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com