Sony Ericsson Xperia Play archive

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive

    By 23 December 2011

    Are you a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owner? Good news if you are, OnLive, the streaming gaming service has just confirmed that your phone is one of the new smartphones now supported meaning you can game games like never before.  "The OnLive app for Android...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated

    By 21 December 2011

    Back in November, Sony Ericsson confirmed that its 2011 range of smartphones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment; with updates planned for Google’s latest version of Android. And now, the soon-to-be-gone company has detailed and dated the...

  • Kasabian v Darren Bent at Xperia Play virtual / real football (video)
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    Kasabian v Darren Bent at Xperia Play virtual / real football (video)

    By 22 November 2011

    Take one England international football player, throw in the frontman from a popular band and what have you got? Yes, that's right - an easy payday for both the footballer and the singer. And some publicity for the product that is tenuously linked to...

  • Sony Ericsson 2011 phones getting Ice Cream Sandwich
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    Sony Ericsson 2011 phones getting Ice Cream Sandwich

    By 15 November 2011

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed that its 2011 range of smartphones will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s new version of Android, in the near future.  “There have been a few questions here on the blog and in our support forums regarding our upgrade...

  • Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android
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    Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android

    By 28 September 2011

    Sony Ericsson has done a deal with Japanese video game and publishing company Square Enix that will see its titles hitting the PlayStation phone. And first up is an Android début outing for the gravity defying Lara Croft in a mobile conversion of her...

  • Fifa 12 set to be an Xperia Play exclusive
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    Fifa 12 set to be an Xperia Play exclusive

    By 17 August 2011

    Xperia Play owners are set to get their hands on yet another exclusive following this mornings Minecraft excitement, this time in the form of Fifa 12. The new football application will be making an appearance on Xperia Play handsets around Christmas and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Minecraft Pocket Edition review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Minecraft Pocket Edition review (Android)

    By 16 August 2011

    Ah Minecraft, that never ending source of enjoyment that provides endless hours of time wasting and darkened-room digging. The cult software that is yet to even leave Beta form on PCs has risen to fame quicker than David Bowie and is now set for release...

  • Minecraft Pocket Edition surfaces on Android Market
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    Minecraft Pocket Edition surfaces on Android Market

    By 16 August 2011

    As if our Minecraft addiction wasn't bad enough already, the few hours we do leave our darkened gaming dens and venture into daylight will now be spent playing the game on our Xperia Play.  Minecraft Pocket Edition, an Android version of the cult mine-based...

  • Android 2.3.3 now available for Vodafone Xperia Play and Arc owners
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    Android 2.3.3 now available for Vodafone Xperia Play and Arc owners

    By 3 June 2011

    Vodafone customers can now download the Android 2.3.3 update for the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc. Sony Ericsson started a global rollout of the firmware patch at the end of last week, and the network provider has been pretty quick to respond. The new patch...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with HDMI output spotted
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with HDMI output spotted

    By 2 June 2011

    When initial details of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play were unveiled, one of the glaring omissions was a native HDMI output to be able to play games on a flatscreen. The Xperia Arc has got one, so why not the Play? The unofficial Sony Ericsson Xperia blog,...

  • Sony Ericsson starts Xperia Play and Arc Android 2.3.3 rollout
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    Sony Ericsson starts Xperia Play and Arc Android 2.3.3 rollout

    By 26 May 2011

    Sony Ericsson has started a global rollout of Android 2.3.3 for its Xperia Arc and Xperia Play smartphones. The update promises several improvements and fixes, and brings the manufacturer's proprietary "Facebook Inside Xperia" feature to the handsets....

  • Game over for Sony PSP Go
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    Game over for Sony PSP Go

    By 20 April 2011

    Sony has killed the PSP Go after less than two years on sale. It's the first casualty as the company makes way for the the next generation of its handheld console range; the Sony NGP, due out later this year. According to Japanese website AV Watch,...

  • Sony Ericsson results show overall popularity down, but Android sales up
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    Sony Ericsson results show overall popularity down, but Android sales up

    By 19 April 2011

    Android sales for Sony Ericsson now represent around 60 per cent of its business, according to the company's latest earnings report, out on Tuesday. “Sony Ericsson’s profitability continues as we accelerate our shift towards an Android-based smartphone...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play available on Three - pricey though
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play available on Three - pricey though

    By 14 April 2011

    Three has told Pocket-lint that it’s going to be stocking the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play shortly in the UK, for gamers keen to relive their PS One days on the go. Sounds great... until you find the pricing details. The latest high-end device from Sony...

  • Sony Ericsson Neo release date now July in UK
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    Sony Ericsson Neo release date now July in UK

    By 8 April 2011

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February won’t be available in the UK until July because of delays. "As Sony Ericsson continues to assess the impact of the situation...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #37
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #37

    By 4 April 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast has been vajazzled this week as Rik, Stu and Dan explain the real story behind the special edition Virgin Media TiVo box, created for The Only Way is Essex girls, Sam Faiers and Jessica Wright. They also chose their favourite...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play   review
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

    By 1 April 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play could be the stuff of legend: the Holy Grail of the PlayStation phone has been subject to rumour and speculation for many years. With the meteoric rise of mobile gaming, thanks largely to the iPhone, an Android device that...

  • Win a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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    Win a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

    By 1 April 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Dialaphone to bring you the chance of winning a brand new Sony Ericsson Xperia Play The world's first PlayStation certified phone looks to be a cracking piece of kit coming with the latest version of Android, Gingerbread,...

  • 6 hrs 26 mins and 43 secs with the Xperia Play
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    6 hrs 26 mins and 43 secs with the Xperia Play

    By 1 April 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is available from today in the UK (shipping problems aside). But what sort of gaming duration can you expect from it? Will this be a flash-in-the-pan 2 hours and you’re done? Or can you game your way through the night?...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play lands - with 60 games
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play lands - with 60 games

    By 1 April 2011

    Yes, there are reports of shortages and yes, we know that it's not the fully branded PlayStation phone that the rumour mill has talked about for years - but the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is still a big deal and it has just gone on sale in the UK. And,...

  • Orange delivering Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on time
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    Orange delivering Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on time

    By 31 March 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint about Vodafone having to delay its Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launch due to "freight issues" but it seems that, despite suggestions otherwise, Orange won't be missing the 1 April launch date after all. Pocket-lint...

  • Sony Ericsson: Xperia Play delayed
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    Sony Ericsson: Xperia Play delayed

    By 30 March 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play won’t be launching on 1 April on Vodafone as previously planned Pocket-lint has learnt, but may still get a limited release on Friday. "We can confirm that the Xperia PLAY handsets are still planned to launch in the UK...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: the games
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    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: the games

    By 29 March 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be hitting stores at the end of this week: 1 April 2011. Fortunately for you, we’ve got our hands on the only mobile phone on the market to carry PlayStation certification and thought we’d have a quick play through...

  • O2 delays Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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    O2 delays Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

    By 25 March 2011

    O2 has said that it is delaying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (AKA the PlayStation Phone) because, according to the operator, it’s not ready for prime time. “As the head of O2’s device testing team, my team and I see every phone that O2 will be...

  • Gameloft's BackStab: Exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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    Gameloft's BackStab: Exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

    By 23 March 2011

    Gameloft, the French publisher behind many of Pocket-lint's favourite mobile games, has announced details of an interesting tie-up with Sony Ericsson - its new title BackStab will appear exclusively on the Xperia Play a month before you'll be able to...