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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play first look (photos)

We go hands-on and take a first look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

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Nicole Lee

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play comes with a slide-out game controller that has the look and feel of a traditional PlayStation controller except that it doesn't have the two analog joysticks. Instead, it has two slightly inset touch-sensitive circles.
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Spec talk

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has a 4-inch 854x480-pixel display with 16 million colors. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon II 8655 dual-channel chipset with 1GHz CPU and Adreno 205 graphics processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. It ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and doesn't have the usual manufacturer skin on the interface.
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Left and right

On one edge of the phone are the left and right shoulder buttons.
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Charger and headset jack

On the opposite edge are the USB port and the 3.5mm headset jack.

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