Sony Ericsson officially announced its PlayStation-branded Xperia smartphone which is based on the Google Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' OS in an ad at US Super Bowl final, last night.
Xperia Play, the first mobile device that is in accordance with the PlayStation Suite certification.
Furthermore Sony is all set to unveil more details on the launch date and the phone's capabilities on 13 February. The Super Bowl ad illustrated the handset's games controller sliding from beneath the screen and hands-on trailer of the gadget. Xperia Play comes with a 4-inch multitouch 854 x 480 LCD, as reported by Engadget.
The device is inspired by Sony's Bravia screen technology and features a single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU as claimed by the Engadget site.
It is evincing enough that Sony has realised the advent of smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG and so on, which are capable of playing quality casual games with plethora of associated features, as a risk to its games hardware business.
PlayStation Suite certification programme was set up by Sony to distinguish handsets that are capable of running conversions of classic PlayStation games.
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