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Xperia Play

Sony confirms Xperia Play will remain on Gingerbread due to gaming issues

May 25th, 2012

Sony Mobile on Friday confirmed that it no longer plans to update its Xperia Play smartphone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich due to compatibility issues with the device’s gaming features, Phone Scoop reported. “Ice Cream Sandwich demands more from the phone hardware than Gingerbread,” a Sony spokesperson said. “Android 4.0 is a more powerful OS and …

Verizon Wireless Sony Ericsson Xperia Play now just $99.99

July 21st, 2011

Verizon Wireless has cut the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to just $99.99 with a new two-year contract. The Xperia Play was announced in February and is the first smartphone to offer access to games from the PlayStation Suite. It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of …

Amazon kicks off mobile sale, HTC ThunderBolt just $99

June 4th, 2011

On Friday AmazonWireless announced a pretty stunning mobile phone sale. It’s now offering the HTC ThunderBolt and Motorola DROID X 2 for $99.99, the Samsung DROID Charge and LG Revolution for $149.99, the HTC Incredible 2 and HTC Trophy for $49.99, and the PlayStation Certified Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for just a penny. The sale …

LetsTalk announces Verizon Android phone sale for Memorial Day

May 27th, 2011

Amazon isn’t the only game in town when it comes to deep discounts on popular smartphones, and while Amazon’s 4G phone sale is certainly impressive, LetsTalk has a few even more appealing deals for Memorial Day. From now through May 31st, the online retailer is offering several incentives that add up to big savings on …

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY review

May 27th, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY is the company’s first smartphone focused on bringing serious gaming and a powerful handset to the masses. The slide-out PlayStation-style game controller is innovative and it enables you to interact with games on your smartphone in ways that just aren’t possible on a touchscreen-only device. With that said, there are some …

Verizon releases Xperia PLAY, DROID X2, Revolution and Trophy

May 26th, 2011

Today is a big day for current and potential Verizon Wireless subscribers — the nation’s top carrier is tossing new smartphones around willy nilly and launching not one, two or three, but four brand new drool-worthy devices. First up is Sony Ericsson’s highly anticipated gaming Goliath, the Xperia PLAY. The PLAY features a 4-inch WVGA …

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY hands-on

May 25th, 2011

We’ve been kicking back and playing (literally) with the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for the past few days, and while we put our full review together, we figured we’d share some quick impressions of the handset that will make its way to Verizon Wireless tomorrow. For starters, Verizon’s Xperia PLAY runs stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread …

Verizon’s Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY now available for pre-order

May 19th, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s first PlayStation certified phone, the Xperia PLAY, can now be pre-ordered from Verizon Wireless for $199.99. The Xperia PLAY runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor. It also has a 4-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a VGA forward facing camera for video chats. When …