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XPERIA Play Unboxing and hands-on [Verizon]

XPERIA Play Unboxing and hands-on [Verizon]

Verizon's XPERIA Play, the CDMA version of Sony Ericsson's gaming smartphone, has just dropped onto the SlashGear test bench, which means it's time to see whether physical game controls are enough to win a slice of the Android market. This isn't the first time we've seen the Play, of course; we reviewed the original GSM version, on sale in Europe for a couple of months now, back in March. Question is, has Sony Ericsson's gaming ecosystem caught up with the XPERIA Play's promise?

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro get official

Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro get official

Sony Ericsson has announced the XPERIA mini and the mini pro, apparently the smallest HD smartphones in the world. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets can shoot 720p HD video, and use Sony's BRAVIA engine along with Sony Ericsson's custom UI. The XPERIA mini is touch-only, but the mini pro has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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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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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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The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

Begin your journey today in a Don Reisinger column that even I agree with: More Action And Fewer Cutscenes In Video Games, Please. Then behold, as it's the day of the NGP: 3G and WiFi-only, trailer revealed [Video], 82-strong NGP studio support list, Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming, and XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN! PLUS a bonus peek at the Play, and another battle between Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! And a bonus tidbit of possible bad news along the lines of Notion Ink Customer Service - no stalls!

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play caught in wild

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play caught in wild

It's obviously the day for unannounced smartphones to get caught in the wild. After a duo of HTC devices were spotted, it's the turn of Sony Ericsson's well-leaked XPERIA Play - aka the PlayStation Phone - which is currently considered a lock-in for MWC 2011 next month. A SlashGear tipster sent in this shot of Sony Ericsson's gaming handheld being thumbed on the Tube.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson's MWC 2011 announcements keep getting chipped away; first the Hallon got an in-depth preview, and now it's the turn of the XPERIA Play to get the same. A PlayStation Phone prototype turned up at Engadget and they did the only sensible thing and put it through its paces, coming away reasonable impressed with what functionality is working so far.

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XPERIA Arc 8.1MP Exmor R camera gets video demo

XPERIA Arc 8.1MP Exmor R camera gets video demo

Sony Ericsson may not have bothered with NFC or a front-facing camera on the XPERIA Arc, but that doesn't mean the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone fails to bring something new to the table. The company has been talking more about the Exmor R 8.1-megapixel camera on the Arc, and more precisely why there's more than just pure megapixels to differentiate it from rival handsets.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson blame XPERIA Arc 2.4 leaks on “misconfiguration”

Sony Ericsson blame XPERIA Arc 2.4 leaks on “misconfiguration”

Sony Ericsson has described screenshots showing the XPERIA Arc apparently running Android 2.4 as "a misconfiguration in some samples", as well as confirming that the 4.2-inch smartphone runs Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor paired with Adreno 205 graphics. According to the company's official blog, the higher version numbers - which some suggested was indication Sony Ericsson would launch the Arc with a version of Android higher than Gingerbread on the Nexus S - are "nothing to get too excited about."

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Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone leaked & previewed

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone leaked & previewed

Sony Ericsson refused to talk PlayStation when we met with them yesterday and fondled the XPERIA Arc, but that isn't stopping the persistent leaks of the SE PlayStation Phone itself (aka the XPERIA Play). Chinese site IT168 managed to grab an extended play with the gaming smartphone, finding it powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 and Adreno 205 GPU. Meanwhile there was also a preloaded PlayStation Pocket app store.

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Sony Ericsson confirm no Froyo for XPERIA X10

Sony Ericsson confirm no Froyo for XPERIA X10

Bad news for XPERIA X10 owners; Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Android smartphone won't be seeing any further core OS updates beyond Android 2.1 Eclair. That means no Froyo or Gingerbread, though Sony Ericsson is promising to deliver more minor software updates, such as multitouch in Q1 2011.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X12 (aka ANZU) gets early, pessimistic preview

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X12 (aka ANZU) gets early, pessimistic preview

We'd already been warned to rein in our expectations about the Sony Ericsson ANZU - aka the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X12 - and an early preview by Mobile-Review seems to illustrate why. After putting a pre-production prototype through its paces, they reckon Sony Ericsson's plans to take on the HTC Desire HD with the 4.3-inch XPERIA X12 are "suicide".

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