Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the playstation smartphone, could land in India very soon at a price of Rs. 34000. Take this with a pinch of salt or pepper, whatever your choice is. This could be rumor as well but when it comes to the tech world, nothing ever is a rumor. The phone is real, the price looks real and the phone landing in India isn’t all that surreal.
Sony Ericsson has taken the flip/slide/zap model to a new level with Xperia Play. Blackberry, Motorola and Nokia has used the flip feature to embed a full QWERTY keyboard. Sony Ericsson has gone one up and used this landing pad as gaming gear. The slide out contains gaming controls for Playstation addicts. If you can’t stay away from playstation and want it on the go and make some calls on the way, Xperia Play looks like a good choice.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has 4-inch LED backlit capacitive touchscreen with 854×480 pixel resolution. Gingerbread is on board for Xperia Play. A 1 GHz snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 GPU will be meeting the expectations of gaming requirements on this mobile device. A 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash is present. Other good stuff like WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS are all present.
The thing I would be most interested in is the battery life. With the gaming requirements and the smartphone requirements – two of the biggest battery guzzlers, how long would the phone last before the next charge. Current breed of Smartphones with touch screens offer an average battery life of 6 hours. I expect Xperia Play to offer less than that. How low is the only question.
This is the third phone to be launched by Sony Ericsson after Xperia Arc and Neo. Looks like Sony Ericsson is on a roll and want to capture the high-end market.
Source : PCWorld