Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to Get Grand Unveiling at Mobile World Congress?


We’ve been hammering away at rumors regarding a “PlayStation Phone” since the beginning of Q3 2010. Since then, we’ve gone from baseless predictions and connecting the dots to undeniable, irrefutable video evidence of its existence. It may all come to an end next month at Mobile World Congress, according to reports by Bloomberg.

They say Sony will be releasing it shortly after the launch of an updated PSP – something we haven’t had the strongest supporting evidence for. But that’s not Android, so we don’t care. We know the Xperia Play exists, and we know Sony’s got plans to bring it out, we just didn’t know when. Last we heard, it was being delayed until the middle of the year because Sony wanted to get their PSP emulation software up and running to make it a true PSP phone, but it sounds like those plans were altered somewhere along the way.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I think you mean the Xperia Play, not Arc…

  2. Erm. That’s the rumoured Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The arc was already announced officially.

  3. I agree with the guy above.

  4. What Alg said.

    And besides that, who in their right mind will chance buying an SE device after SE’s reputation of abandoning their product support on their smartphones (see the history of the Xperia X1, X2, and now X10)?

    If anything, I think Phandroid (and all other news sites) should be mentioning that in any articles regarding SE products.

  5. 3rd!(agreed)

  6. !@#$. Oh well. At any rate I don’t even think of Sony as a real Android player and personally could give two shits about anything they come out with. Hell they’re still trying to get two finger presses to work on the X10 in Japan LOL

  7. Lol sorry about that. First time I’ve confused the two.

  8. thats not the arc….

  9. @Saltorio it doesn’t add anything to the story to mention that each and every time we write a Sony Ericsson story.

  10. mistakes with every article :/ there wasn’t before

  11. I guess I’m an uber newb here, but where in this post is the word “arc”? All I see is Sony Xperia Play. I don’t see it being called “Arc” anywhere. Did he correct it already? Because the only place I found arc was: 7, 5 in the postings and 2 in the months on the side in March. M_ARC_H. LoL!! I chuckled when it showed that.

    But besides that, does anybody know, it was rumored I guess, that the actually D-pad and the Geometry buttons where actually softkeys. If they are, that sux and I don’t even want to consider this phone since I like to actually rest my hands on the button, like when typing on a computer. And I don’t want to be pressing X because it’s a soft key and I always press X and end up jumping… NO!!
    So are they softkeys, or are they buttons? They look like buttons in the picture

  12. What phone service is the phone gonna be on

  13. Ugly, ugly, ugly device. I can’t believe how ugly it is. It looks like two devices that have no business with each other shoehorned into the same body. I swear, the Sony designers who made this were told “make this happen as soon as possible. Screw the design. You want a design? Take the top of the experia, and stick it to bottom of the PSPGo. You have 10 minutes to complete the design, and 18 months for production.”

    I mean, just look at the off-center screen. Look at the goddamn spacing on the left and right side, and how completely lopsided it is. Look at the stupid shiny buttons on the right, which are completely out of place and aren’t balanced by anything on the left.

    It really pisses me off how low Sony’s willing to go in order to rush for time-to-market. Sony used to be amazing.

  14. Why are you so angry? This phone is pretty much like all the other smartphones in the market. It’s an Android. For a Google phone, the Xperia Play is pretty sharp.

    I cannot wait to play it. It’s much better than installing a PSP emulator on a different Android phone. At least you get the d-pad.


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