1. Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 8:36 am by Andy
    Sony PlayStation Phone

    The Sony Experia Play (PlayStation) Phone

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, otherwise known as the Playstation Phone, is going to arrive in the UK this April, according to network provider Orange.

    Orange will be stocking the Xperia Play upon its UK launch, as will rival network O2 and both firms used social media to announce the handset earlier this week.

    Vodafone was the first UK network off the mark to publicise the fact that it will be promoting Sony Ericsson’s gaming-focused Android smartphone, which means that almost all of the big five providers will be offering it to customers, as T-Mobile is now merged with Orange.

    At the moment, network provider Three has still not committed to the Xperia Play but it seems that it would be remiss of it to duck out on this occasion, as this mobile looks to be hotly anticipated, if only by the operators.

    There has been thinly veiled scepticism aimed at the Xperia Play in the media, with some mooting the implicit message that it is not going to offer gamers enough functionality, while alienating those who have little interest in its hardcore prowess. However, with PlayStation One game emulation and full physical controls it has promising foundations.


  2. Posted on Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 9:17 am by Andy
    Cybershot S006

    Cybershot S006

    Sony Ericsson has been in the news for its planned PlayStation phone, but now rumours of a new camera-focused smartphone from the manufacturer have emerged, suggesting that its Cybershot range is going to be added to in 2011.

    Originally, this as yet unnamed smartphone was set to be a Japanese exclusive, but since then it has been approved by the FCC in the US, suggesting that an international launch is inevitable.

    Onboard, its specs look healthy with a 1GHz processor, a slide-out portrait keypad and a touchscreen display. The most important of the specs is of course its camera, which will have a 16 megapixel sensor, allowing it to instantly eclipse previous big boys of the cameraphone market like the Nokia N8 and Sony Ericsson Vivaz.

    In addition, the Sony Ericsson Cybershot phone appears to be water resistant and will support various contemporary forms of connectivity including GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA.

    The chances of this powerful cameraphone making it to the UK are unknown and at the moment the prototype does not even have a mainstream operating system to speak of, so its development for an international market is likely to be ongoing.