Look alive people! It’s Mobile World Congress time and Sony Ericsson has brought out the big guns to prove it. Xperia Play, Pro, Neo? We got ‘em all.
The Experia Play has been the most leaked device in recent memory. We’ve seen such a ridiculous amount of coverage on the PSPhone, that it’s easy to forget it’s not actually out yet. So when will it be out? And what are the official specs anyway?
According to the press release, gamers everywhere will finally have their trophy-phone this spring on none other than Verizon Wireless.
Specs wise, you’re looking at a 1GHz Snapdragon with Adreno 205 graphics; a 4-inch 854 x 480 LCD display; 60 frames per second gameplay; GSM or CDMA radio; 5MP camera with LED flash; stereo speakers; and Gingerbread slathered with SE’s Timescape UI.
Other note worthy tid-bits include the mention of Sony’s library: roughly 50 games from 20 publishers at launch, and of course, multiplayer.
Not nearly as teased as the Xperia Play (see: not even close), and not nearly as interesting either, is the Xperia Pro. Coming in with a full slide-out physical keyboard, hence the Pro title, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, other features include HDMI out, Office Suite Pro pre-installed, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 8MP back camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Gingerbread.
Look for the Xperia Pro sometime in Q2.
There isn’t much to report on the Neo that hasn’t already said about the Xperia Pro. While the specs may be exactly the same, sans the physical clicker, you can expect the Neo to see a slightly faster release, becoming available by the end of Q1.
Be on the lookout for more coverage on all of Sony’s new products coming out, including hands-on videos and demos galore.