O2 is just one of many mobile phone carriers which are providing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but to our knowledge it's the only one that's come out so far with a white version of the gaming handset.

The white Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is an exclusive to O2, and along with the known specs of 1GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, 4-inch TFT, capacitive multi-touch screen, 3-axis accelerometer, e-compass, and a 5.1-megapixel AF main camera as well as a front facing VGA one; you'll also get a fancy white docking station for charging it up.

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It will be interesting to see, white version or no white version, whether this form factor can wrestle the gaming crown from the iPhone 4; as Sony will need to be bringing some top new titles, as well as what is currently planned classics, to this device if it's to stand a chance.

Pocket-lint has been hands-on with the phone, so if you want some sweet pics, albeit of the black variety, then take a look.