2/7/2011 10:44:00 AM
Sony Ericsson PlayStation smartphone launch date revealed
Sony Ericsson has confirmed it is to launch its long awaited PlayStation smartphone on 13 February on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The news was unveiled on Sony Ericsson’s Facebook page.
The smartphone will be called Xperia Play and will run on Android.
The device is expected to be the first handset to meet the standards of Sony's new PlayStation Certified distinction. These are a set of specifications laid out by Sony to allow Android-based handsets to play older PlayStation games on mobile phones and tablet computers.
Last week, Sony announced it would open up its game software library to non-Sony devices for the first time ever via an application called the PlayStation Suite.
The move is driven by the rise of gaming on smartphones which threatens to eat into Sony’s gaming revenues.