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Xperia Play launches in 11 markets, but not the US – HUH?

I gotta say, I'm a bit mystified about this one. Sony-Ericsson launched the Xperia Play in 11 markets around the world with six additional markets coming two weeks later. Only problem is ... the United States isn't one of them. According to the official announcement, the US launch of the Xperia Play, with Verizon, will come "sometime later this Spring." Meanwhile, markets such as the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan will get to enjoy them some PSP style mobile gaming.

Motorola Bee Concept Phone Runs Honeycomb, Trumps ATRIX

Over on the lovely and wonderfully wishful designers portfolio Joy Studios, makers of such gems as pre-pre-concept visions of Apple iPad 2, Sony Playstation Portable Phone, and the Apple iPhone Nano, they've got a brand new bag. This new design is a phone that will run Honeycomb out of the box, making use of Android 3.0 to create what they're calling the "big brother" of the Motorola ATRIX. This Motorola Bee can record video in full HD 1080p, has a gigantic 4.3 megapixel screen at 1280x720, and of course works with both its own HD Multimedia Dock and Laptop Dock.

XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN!

Before we even begin, I've got to mention, since this sort of thing is contested quite often, that when we say "Which is Better?" we of course mean "Which is Better for You?" Below we've listed the specs on both the XPERIA Play (aka the PlayStation phone) and the Sony NGP (revealed today to essentially be the second generation PlayStation Portable.) What you'll find is two surprisingly different experiences, one device able to bring you the superior gaming experience, the other offering you the additional pluses of the Android Marketplace, a smaller footprint, and more. Choose your destiny!

Official PlayStation App Coming to Android (and iOS)

PlayStation's official blog has announced today that they'll be releasing an official PlayStation application for both Android handsets (with a minimum of Android 1.6) and iOS with version 4 and above.) In this first version of the app you'll be able to check out for PlayStation Network trophies, keep up with your friends games and online statuses, browse the whole PlayStation 3, PSP, and PlayStation 2 catalog and news, read all sorts of announcements from the European PlayStation Blog, and share products and news bits you find interesting with friends through Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Handheld Gaming Moving From Dedicated Devices to Smartphones

In recent years we have seen a huge boom in the mobile gaming industry with the introduction of smartphones. Games played on a phone are no longer simple and just puzzle games but full, immersive, and graphically impressive that are very similar to games on dedicated devices such as the PSP or Nintendo DS. According to a new report from the researchers at Interpret, users are abandoning their dedicated systems for gaming on smartphones.

PlayStation Phone coming in March?

As the Nexus S has been revealed to the Android Community we can no longer speculate about the devices upcoming features, so the internet's next device of focus is, of course, the PlayStation phone. It seems now that someone within Sony Ericcson has confirmed the device for a launch in March of 2011.