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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY – Official Announcement At MWC 2011

XPERIAPlay-PhonePlusNameSony Ericsson are due to officially announce their “PlayStation phone” on Sunday at 6pm (GMT) at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011. It what is the worst kept secret ever, the Xperia PLAY as it is known, has already had almost all its details leaked online.

In terms of form factor, the Xperia PLAY looks very similar to the PSP Go as well as being able to access the PlayStation Store. This should mean that the Xperia PLAY has a massive selection of games available from day one, but this still needs to be confirmed.

Xperia PLAY Tech Specs:
  • Screen: 4-inch, 854×480-pixel touch screen
  • CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255
  • OS: Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • GPU: Adreno 205
  • Handset: Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset
  • Controls: Traditional PlayStation d-pad and buttons
  • Camera: 5.1 MP (auto focus, LED flash and 720p HD video)
  • Expansion slot: microSD
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wi-fi
  • Battery: 1500 mAh

Here is a video of the Xperia PLAY in action showing off Biohazard 2 (aka Resident Evil 2) and Rage Racer:

There is also a slightly disturbing Android with thumbs advert:

You will be able to watch the launch event online at the Xperia PLAY Facebook page.

From Sunday I will be reporting from the Mobile World Congress 2011, so keep checking this website and the TheAvgGamer twitter account for all the latest mobile tech and gaming news from the event.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be available later on this year from O2 and Vodaphone.