Sony’s Playstation Phone

In other Sony news, earlier this week they announced the “the game changing XperiaTM PLAY” mobile phone.

Game changing?

How about game playing?

Sony Xperia Play

Sony Xperia Play

This is an Android based mobile phone that has an embedded playstation controller built in to the hardware. The press release cites Brendan Johnston, Sony Ericsson’s MD for Oceania as saying “Xperia™ PLAY allows people to enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming.”

Buzzword bingo, anyone?

The good news is that this will run on Gingerbread (version 2.3). It will also be the first PlayStation certified device, which means that it will be able to access PlayStation online games content. The bad news is that this content is not scheduled to become available till later in the year.

But you should be able to listen to Sony’s Music Unlimited music streaming service.