Mobile World Congress 2014: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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Mobile World Congress 2014: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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CNET gets its gaming thumbs all over the much-anticipated, Android-based 'PlayStation phone'.

-Hi. I'm Kent German, senior editor at cnet.com. I'm here at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. I wanna show you the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, we know this device is coming for a long time. There have been a lot of rumors about it. There have been a lot of leaks, and of course, there was that Super Bowl commercial with the Android with the grafted on thumbs. I know that freaked a lot of people out, but you understand why the thumbs are needed for this device, but first, we'll look at it from a phone point of view. It does look like a normal smartphone. It is running Gingerbread. See you have a bunch-- you have multiple home screens of course. Here in the side, we have a 3.5-mm headset jack. Over here, we have the micro USB port. There's a volume rack right here and then you see these 2 shoulder buttons. I bet you know what those are for. Once you slide up the phone, there you have those PlayStation controls. Now, it's gonna look a lot like a normal PlayStation controller. So, you have the directional arrows right here. And in the middle, you have 2 touchpads. Now, for the joysticks, you couldn't really fit a joystick on a phone like this, so these touchpads. They have an online store for downloading games, so they have lots of titles there. They'll add titles as they go along. It was really impressed by the graphics. Sony Ericsson does a good job with their displays. It does feel pretty comfortable especially when I cradle my thumb around the back. The phone does slide up and down easy, also is pretty thin, I think, for its-- for what it offers for packing in that game controller. It does have a 5-megapixel camera. It has a lot of normal android features. So here it is finally, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

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