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Sony Set To Release Gaming Phone with Wii-like Features

Sony's newest F305 mobile phone is on track to be released tomorrow and will be the first Sony Ericsson phone to feature Motion controlled gaming in an unashamed dig at Nintendo's popular Wii control features.

According to the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog, the F305 is the first F-series mobile phone, F standing obviously for Fun (not Frivolous or Fandango).

Apart of the motion feature, comes with the Playstation's trademark "O"and "X" buttons also has multi directional buttons complete with a silvery white finish and aims squarely at the gaming community.

Other than its gaming credentials, the phone itself is a Quad band GSM with EDGE connectivity, two speakers, a 2.0 megapixel digital camera with no Zoom and FM radio and the ability to connect an external power pack which can extend the mobile phone already impressive 8-hour battery life.

It wouldn't be surprising if future versions of this phone offers wireless gaming capabilities by piggy-backing on a standalone PS3 gaming console, especially given that the phone only has 10MB onboard storage and a smallish 2-inch display.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.