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XPERIA Play Displays Giant Adjustable Boxes for Testing

An anonymous tipster presenting an image to Dutch site All About Phones has revealed some of the display techniques that will more than likely be used to show off the XPERIA Play once its in stores such as Best Buy and T-Mobile. These chest-height boxes will hold anywhere from 1 to 3 devices in either portrait or landscape mode, held down tight or with a security cord so that consumers might test the PlayStation phone out in the comfort of their own special square.

Sony Ericsson Hallon to be Called Xperia Neo

That's right, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is the newest name for what up until now everone's been calling both the Hallon and the Vivaz 2. This new bit of information doesn't change the notion that this device will more than likely be announced during the Mobile World Congress event in less than two weeks in Barcelona. You know how you can grab the real info, the confirmed info, right at the moment it's truly revealed? You can stick right here on Android Community, because we'll be there LIVE to bring you the information here, over the ocean.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 27 2011

Today's an amazing day. There are two epic battles that we did not expect to see happen, especially since all four contestants aren't even released yet. It's a hypothetical playing field, and you're the judge. First check out XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN!, then grab another bucket of popcorn and strap up your wrestling hat for the next war: Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! Then a battle in the real world, in the customer service department - Notion Ink Customer Service Stalls and creates quite the scene when asked questions about screen quality, a broken camera, and the application of their screen protector - we're waiting for your redemption, Notion Ink!

Sony PlayStation Suite brings gaming to Android

Sony has outed its new NGP next-generation portable, but the company is also paving the way for the XPERIA Play "PlayStation Phone" with the debut of PlayStation Suite. Promising a range of PlayStation titles to Android 2.3-based devices, the PS Suite will initially offer PSOne classic games, but also a game development environment for coders to create their own titles. Those titles can then be licensed under the new PlayStation Certified program, and then distributed to the new PlayStation Store. Sony describes that as available directly on an Android device itself, which suggests it will be a new app store sitting alongside the Android Market. No official word on when it will launch exactly - Sony only says sometime in 2011 - but given we're expecting the XPERIA Play to debut at MWC 2011 next month, we're assuming sooner rather than later. Press Release:
Sony Computer Entertainment to Unveil 'PlayStation®Suite,' Delivering the World of PlayStation® to Android™ Based Portable Devices Simultaneously Launching "PlayStation®Certified" License Program to Provide PlayStation® Content and Development Support for Android™ Based Portable Devices TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today unveiled "PlayStation®Suite" (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation® experience to Android™ based portable devices*(1). Through this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history. In the dramatically evolving and diversifying mobile market, the number of users who enjoy games casually on a variety of devices including mobile phones, smart-phones and tablet PCs, has been increasing significantly. By offering "PlayStation quality" content to this rapidly growing market, SCE will not only deliver the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users around the globe, but will also be able to offer game developers and publishers the potential to further expand their business opportunities to these devices. In providing the PlayStation experience on Android based portable devices, SCE will commence a "PlayStation®Certified" license program for hardware manufacturers. Through this program, SCE will offer necessary support, including development support as well as logo licensing, to ensure the delivery of PlayStation quality experience across various devices. On the software front, SCE plans to provide PS Suite content within this calendar year, starting with original PlayStation games*(2) (PS one® classics) that will allow users to enjoy "PlayStation quality" gameplay on their Android based portable devices. SCE also plans to open PlayStation®Store where users will be able to download content in an easy to use environment, directly via the Android based portable devices. Moreover, SCE will provide a new game development environment in an effort to ensure new and compelling content is delivered on PS Suite, which will also offer opportunities for a wider base of developers and publishers to further expand their business on various portable devices. Newly developed content for PS Suite can also be enjoyed on the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP), which SCE announced today. Users who have never experienced PlayStation content can get a taste of the PlayStation experience through PS Suite and from there, they can enjoy the ultimate portable entertainment experience that is only possible on NGP. SCE will vigorously enhance the entertainment world, delivering the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users. *(1) Android™ 2.3 or beyond is required. *(2) PS one game console software title. We will announce the titles when ready.

PlayStation Phone Close Up Hands-On Preview [Video]

It appears that none other than our pals over at Engadget have gotten their hands on an official Xperia Play, aka the Playstation Phone. Take a very close look at the hardware, the software, the camera, and the smoothness of the overall experience. It looks fab, it looks great, and it looks like it's going to be quite an amazing package.

Sony Ericsson Sends Invite to Barcelona Event, Touts Xperia Releases

The friendly folks at Sony Ericsson have just sent out invites to publishers, inviting them to join them for an event of some magnitude in Barcelona on the 13th of February. Who would travel such a distance?! We would, we'll be there for Mobile World Congress, covering this and many more events LIVE for you here on Android Community. Join us as Sony lets loose "the new members of the Xperia family" - we're expecting the likes of something along the lines of a phone called Hallon and another called phone called Xperia Play, aka the PlayStation phone.

PlayStation Phone XPERIA Play Due at MWC, PSP 2 on January 27

Heck, they're both basically the same thing, right? Nah. It'd be interesting to compare the two directly though, especially since we basically now KNOW that both the Sony machine and the Android-based XPERIA Play are going to be released within weeks of eachother. Bloomberg reports with sources confirming the release schedule, and Bloomberg is usually right. Furthermore, both devices will be working on a more networked media and entertainment sort of system that's yet to be revealed by Sony.

PlayStation Phone (XPERIA Play) McDonalds Review

I bet you didn't see this one coming. It appears that there's another review (a full review, if you speak Taiwanese, or whichever brand of Taiwanese they're using on ePrice where the review is done. This review has some fantastically sharp high-res photographs to accompany two oddly located videos (the videos shown below.) I've decided their location choices are due to the lighting offered in both. To each their very own!

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Gingerbread UI Demoed On Video

It seems like the Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone is one of the top leaked devices of the last few years. A YouTube video showcases more features of the upcoming device that will be heavily focused on gaming and is expected for release this quarter. From the video we clearly see the device running a custom overlay on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We also see the phone opening applications and scrolling through homescreens very smoothly, which would back up the rumor that not only will it be a very powerful device, the Gingerbread overlay will be very optimized allowing for a better end-user experience. [youtube]o0CVRuMxTMw[/youtube] Hardware-wise it's the same device we have been seeing for about a month. It's definitely not thin, but in addition to the ability to pack impressive hardware, the larger device will allow for better grip when gaming. The PlayStation Phone is set for launch early this year, and although no official word has been said about it's release, we're expecting something around March. Although the video isn't new, it provides us with a further look into the operating system now that Gingerbread is official. And being over a month old and being that refined, it seems all we're waiting for is an official announcement and release date. [Via YouTube]
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