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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY “The Donor” Commercial, WTF?

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY “The Donor” Commercial, WTF?

Sony Ericsson unleashed a bizarre commercial for the Xperia PLAY Android phone that will make most folks go WTF? Titled "The Donor," the commercial posted on YouTube this past Friday is described as telling "the shocking story of how the Android robot really got ready to PLAY." The commercial shows a confused victim telling the police about the story leading up to a horrific crime that later explains how the Android robot got his game-playing thumbs.

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The XPERIA Play’s Gaming Appeal Is Practically Non-Existent

The XPERIA Play’s Gaming Appeal Is Practically Non-Existent

Apple’s iPhone has done quite a bit to change the mobile market. It has ushered in the touch-screen craze, delivered an easy way to get third-party programs onto the platform, and generally changed how all other mobile phones are judged. But one of the most significant changes the iPhone initiated was the growth of gaming on smartphones. Thanks to the Apple App Store, more and more people are downloading games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, and countless others. The iPhone is now a full-fledged gaming device that, by all measures, can be compared to the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play has been so well leaked already, there's a strange sense of familiarity with the gaming smartphone despite it having only made its official debut at MWC 2011 today. Hands-on, it's an odd combination of the familiar from Android and PSP, and during gameplay it certainly feels fast enough. We demo'd Bruce Lee: Dragon Warrior, FIFA '10 and Asphalt 6, and all three were slick and responsive.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play debuts

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play debuts

Sony Ericsson has officially launched the XPERIA Play, its PlayStation gaming phone, at MWC 2011. As we've already seen well previewed, the XPERIA Play has a slide-out gaming keypad behind a 4-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and will come loaded with Sony Ericsson's own gaming download store. Sony Ericsson has also confirmed that the XPERIA Play will be coming to Verizon as the first US carrier, sometime this spring.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets official: Full unveil on February 13 [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets official: Full unveil on February 13 [Video]

Sony Ericsson has finally confirmed what we all knew, and announced that the XPERIA Play "PlayStation Phone" will be making its official debut on Sunday February 13 just before the kick-off of Mobile World Congress 2011. In an announcement on the company's Facebook page, Sony Ericsson gives us an official shot of the new handset - complete with its gaming keypad extended - as well as the news that as of 13:00 EST on Sunday all the details will be revealed.

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XPERIA Play advert leaks: Gaming so good you’ll graft on thumbs

XPERIA Play advert leaks: Gaming so good you’ll graft on thumbs

Sony has built something of a reputation for itself by putting together unusual, odd or vaguely unpleasant commercials in the past, but Sony Ericsson has outdone itself with its latest Android spot. Just in time for launch of the XPERIA Play at MWC 2011, everybody's favorite Android mascot gets a set of human thumbs grafted on in a leaked spot caught by DROiDNYTT.

Video after the cut

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