Sony Ericsson Xperia Play UK launch set for March

Long-awaited Sony Ericsson tie-up lands at MWC 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread finally official

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has been unveiled in a star-studded launch party at MWC 2011.

The full Sony Ericsson Xperia Play specs are yet to be confirmed, but execs promised that the long-awaited handset will rock Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch in March.

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News, video and hands-on from MWC 2011:
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Play pictures

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Source: T3 Tech Videos

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The handset sports a slide-out set of physical gaming controls bearing the official Playstation buttons, plus a couple of touch-sensitive joystick alternatives.

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Playstation games on the Xperia Play will offer true HD games at 60 Fps, according to Sony Ericsson execs. 50 titles will be available for launch, including titles from Guitar Hero, Assassins Creed, Dead Space, Battlefield and Guitar Hero.

Sony Ericsson also launched two more Android 2.4 Gingerbread mobiles at MWC2011:

Xperia Neo – a high-end imaging phone, 8MP camera shooting HD video, designed for low-light, running 2.3 Gingerbread, pinch to view all widgets.

Xperia Pro, features a slide-out QWERTY, inspired by X10 mini.