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Sony Ericsson confirms XPERIA Play shipping delay; will miss April 1 release on some carriers

Sony Ericsson confirms XPERIA Play shipping delay; will miss April 1 release on some carriers

Sony Ericsson has confirmed shipping delays that could mean the XPERIA Play might miss its April 1 release date in the UK at some carriers and vendors. SlashGear was contacted by several XPERIA Play pre-order customers who had received a Vodafone update that, due to a hiccup in Sony Ericsson's delivery process, their pre-orders would not arrive on April 1 as promised.

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Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that it will be offering an official bootloader unlock for certain Android handsets in its 2011 range, following developer and owner requests for more flexible access to third-party ROMs and modifications. According to the company, only SIM-unlocked handsets will be eligible (as well as certain other limitations based on market and phone pre-configuration) but the XPERIA Play, Arc, Neo and Pro will all be included in at least some form.

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Sony Unleashes New Xperia Play Commercials, Humorous and Raunchy

Sony Unleashes New Xperia Play Commercials, Humorous and Raunchy

Sony Ericsson has unleashed some new advertisements for their upcoming Xperia Play handset, which is set to release around mid-April. Kristen Schaal stars in the line of adverts and shows you the capabilities of the “Playstation phone”, especially the gaming aspects. If you’ve seen some of the recent commercials for the PS3 about gaming, these are in the same vein, but taken to another level.

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MWC 2011 Wrap-Up

MWC 2011 Wrap-Up

Another year, another Mobile World Congress, and the unstoppable juggernaut that is the smartphone industry continues apace. SlashGear took its biggest team to MWC 2011 to-date, and still found more than enough to keep us busy in Barcelona. After the cut, the stand-out products, the key mobile themes of 2011, and how tablets are muscling in on smart mobility.

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Sony Ericsson’s 4G Android tablet prototype spotted

Sony Ericsson’s 4G Android tablet prototype spotted

We were only just talking about Sony Ericsson's Android tablet plans, and now shots of what could be the company's 4G prototype have emerged from deep in the TDIA MWC 2011 booth. NieuweMobiel spotted the slate - branded with the TD-LTE 4G used by China Mobile, the carrier which Sony Ericsson has already said it is working with - complete with a front-facing 3.0-megapixel webcam and what's estimated to be a 6 to 7-inch touchscreen.

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Sony Ericsson: LTE phones and Android tablet incoming, but no WP7

Sony Ericsson: LTE phones and Android tablet incoming, but no WP7

Sony Ericsson has said it is "advanced" in its development of an LTE handset, and revealed that it has plans to release an Android tablet. CTO Jan Uddenfeldt told Fierce Wireless that the company has been "holding discussions with Sony" regarding the tablet, though declined to give further details as to timescales or specifications. It's unclear if this is related to the leaked Sony S1 gaming tablet reported earlier this week.

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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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