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Sony Ericsson Neo hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson Neo hands-on [Video]

Sony Ericsson's Neo feels more than a little familiar, just like the Vivaz did all the way back in January 2010, but this is really a brand new device wearing a borrowed suit. Running Android Gingerbread, it's a fairly chunky handset which runs pretty much like the XPERIA Arc, though with a 3.7-inch display rather than the Arc's stunning 4-inch Reality Display.

Video demo after the cut

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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 Pro slaps QWERTY on the Neo

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pro slaps QWERTY on the Neo

Sony Ericsson's surprise smartphone for MWC 2011 was the XPERIA Pro, a business-centric handset running Android and packing a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Like the XPERIA Neo there's a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, only the Pro adds a full QWERTY keyboard that uses Smart Keyboard software to automatically load up predictive messaging depending on the app you're in when you pop the 'board out.

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Sony Ericsson Neo packs 8MP and Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson Neo packs 8MP and Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson has officially announced the Neo, its photo-centric Android Gingerbread smartphone, at MWC 2011 today. Effectively an Android update to the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, with that handset's focus on digital photography, the Neo has an 8-megapixel camera, HDMI connector, and screen technology borrowed from Sony's BRAVIA line.

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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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Mobile World Congress 2011 Full Coverage LIVE on SlashGear! [We’re Here!]

Mobile World Congress 2011 Full Coverage LIVE on SlashGear! [We’re Here!]

We're just pulling in to the city that's soon to be known as the Town of Trillion Cellphones - Barcelona! We're here for World Mobile Congress 2011 and we're bringing it to you as fast as we get it for four straight days! We'll be there before, after, at all the pre-parties and post-parties and all sorts of little bits from here or there. See our gigantic word bank below to have whichever feed of information you like for the next few days or just hit the [MWC 2011] portal for the whole shebang - it's already begun!

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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.

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Horizontal Symmetry – The Way of the Future Phone?

Horizontal Symmetry – The Way of the Future Phone?

The current trend in smartphone design is that of a vertical symmetry. It's important to make sure the left and the right of the screen, (that being the right and left when the phone is held in a portrait mode,) are equal, or at least appear to be equal. The future of the phone is presented in a project by Jason Wang, a designer who believes that the next logical step in the evolution of the handheld communicator is symmetry in landscape mode. As a proof, he offers a conceptual design by the name of Nokia E2.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 27 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 27 2011

Let's take a look at a few statistics before we begin a day of releases and leaks, shall we? First, AT&T finances reveals that thus far, 4.1m iPhones & 442k tablets have been activated. Then, Qualcomm First Quarter Results Report reveals $1.17 Billion in Net Income, that being up a whopping 39% since last year. Next, there's some big reveals coming your way from Sony: Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming and Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2. Looks like a day for gaming if you ask me. How about one from the makers of Final Fantasy - Square Enix announces Crystal Defenders for Android. That font treatment remind you of anything? It's squaring up to be a colorful day here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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