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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play on sale now: Are you buying?

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play on sale now: Are you buying?

Just as promised - though in smaller numbers than originally expected - the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has finally gone on sale, offering PlayStation-style gaming while on the move. The UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan will get the handset today, with a further six markets over the next two weeks and then Verizon availability later in the year.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play Review

Frankly, it's a surprise it's taken them this long. The idea of a PlayStation phone hasn't been so much a persistent rumor as it has a cellular cloud hanging over both Sony and Sony Ericsson. It overshadowed the launch of the PSP Go and has been responsible for untold speculation about terse relations between the divisions. Throw in more pre-announce leaks than average, and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has quite the reputation to live up to. Can the first gaming-centric Android smartphone deliver both the polished day-to-day experience we now expect, and live up to the PlayStation branding? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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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 Ericsson XPERIA X10 to get official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 to get official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson has changed its mind on XPERIA X10 updates, and announced that it will indeed be releasing Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for the smartphone. According to the company's official blog, while Sony Ericsson did say back in January that the X10 would remain on Android 2.1, strong customer demand has prompted them to prepare a final Gingerbread release for the smartphone.

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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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