Sony Ericsson hasn’t been known for crashing into the Android scene with groundbreaking specs or the latest and greatest in Android features. But the Xperia Play does run Android 2.3.3, Gingerbread, and is the very first PlayStation certified phone. The 1GHz Scorpion Snapdragon processor–along with the Adreno 205 GPU–ensures a capable gadget, but the PlayStation hardware controls are what make this device really stand out. Gameplay is smooth and great looking, and without the need to obscure the screen while playing, the Xperia Play represents the dawn of a new area in mobile phone gaming. DroidDog will have a full written review with more gameplay videos soon.