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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) Revealed

The PlayStation Phone has finally gotten some unofficial details, and renamed to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Engadget managed to get their hands on a prototype of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (we really preferred “PlayStation Phone”), and done a detailed video showing off all of its physical features as well as giving you a taste for the operating system.

Here’s the specs that are known so far (items marked with a * means the hardware was present in Engadget’s prototype, but not functioning):

  • 4-inch multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • Front camera for video conferencing
  • Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Running a single-core processor that clocks between 122.88MHz to 1GHz
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 802.11n WiFi *
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR *
  • FM receiver plus transmitter *
  • 1500 mA battery

Beyond these details, everything is sketchy.  The video above shows off a bit more of its capabilities, how the game pad works and so on, but until more parts of the phone are activated, we won’t be learning too much more.

Of course, the big questions are still when this handset will release, what carriers it will be on, how much it’ll cost, how much will games be, what studios are developing for it … basically it still feels like we don’t know anything.  We know the prototype exists for sure, and it looks fairly close to release judging from what we’ve now seen, but until someone makes a formal announcement, everything is just a guess.

Our guess is that something will be said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain Feb. 14th to 17th, but even that isn’t a definite.  We’ll be sure to keep an eye on this device as more details emerge, however.

What say you?  Do you have any interest in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play yet?

[via Engadget]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...