The Xperia PLAY by Sony Ericsson for Verizon Wireless is the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, built to game. The Xperia PLAY pairs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with a 1 GHz Snapdragon II processor and an Adreno 205 graphics processor for faster game play. Stereo sound adds additional depth and dimension to gaming, music and video, and the VGA front-facing camera enables easy video chat.
The device is a horizontally sliding phone with its original form resembling the Xperia X10 while the slider below resembles the slider of the PSP Go. The slider features a D-pad in an indented area on the left side, a set of standard PlayStation buttons in an indented area on the right, a long rectangular Touchpad in the middle, start and select buttons in an indented area on the bottom right corner, an option button on the bottom left corner as well as two shoulder buttons (L and R) on the back of the device.
Features include a pre-loaded 8 GB microSD memory card (with 2 GB of pre-loaded games), 5-megapixel rear camera/camcorder, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo audio streaming, GPS turn-by-turn directions via free Google Maps with Navigation, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 7.7 hours of talk time.