Sony Unveils New 3D Gaming Phone
Sony Ericsson just announced the first ever PlayStation 3D Smartphone at the Mobile World Congress.
The 3D multiple player “Xperia Play,” was unveiled as one of eight Android-based phones the brand will launch this year.
Another mobile giant takes on the iPhone and the soon to be released 3DS. I’m sure Sony hopes to take a bite out of the much hyped 3DS market. The Sony 3D capable gaming phone will have a large 4-inch glasses-free touch screen panel like its rivals (3DS, Sony Xperia Play, LG Optimus 3D, Sharp Galapagos 3D…)but its competitive advantage will come from its slide-out gaming control.
The Sony Ericsson Smartphone will have a full PlayStation control system, including shoulder buttons, action buttons, dual analogue joysticks and a directional pad.
Sony Ericsson said that more than 50 games are being developed for the Play including the first multiplayer version of FIFA 10 for mobile, Assassin’s Creed and Guitar Hero.
As the first phone to be certified for PlayStation, it will also have access to PlayStation game content directly through a PlayStation suite due out later in the year. Playstation network games will not play on the new Xperia Play.
The phone will be capable of five and a half hours of gaming and more than eight hours of talk time on a single charge.
Sony Ericsson will begin launching the Play around the world from March 2011 and will be launched on the Verizon network in the United States.
By: Steven D Ito