The Xperia Play, or PlayStation Phone as it’s also known, will be revealed at 6pm on the Sunday evening, according to an official Sony Ericsson announcement.
Trusted Reviews printed a copy of the invite, which proclaims that “Android is ready to play”, and describes the phone as a “gamechanger”. Yes, an old chestnut of a buzzword, but at least partially relevant here in terms of the “game” bit.
The Xperia Play is graced with a 4 inch display (with a resolution of 854 x 480), 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on board. It has a slide-out gamepad rather than a keyboard, and looks like a very slick piece of hardware.
Sony Ericsson stumped up for an ad for the PlayStation Phone at yesterday’s Superbowl XLV, which must have cost them a pretty cent or two. Exactly how the gaming phone will slot in alongside the upcoming NGP (PSP2), we’ll have to see.