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sony xperia play playstation phone 300x225 Vodafone to give Sony Xperia Play (aka Playstation Phone) away for freeVodafone are going to give the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (or, the PlayStation phone if you prefer) away for free. Isn’t that swell?

Of course, this is under the provision that you sign up for a two-year contract with £35-or-more monthly subscription.

If you want a cheaper contract, then you’ll need to think about whether you’d like to pay £99 on a £30pm tariff or £199 on a £25pm package. If you want it Sim-free (not from Vodaphone mind you), it’ll set you back £500.

If you get your order before the end of the month (that’d be April if you’re reading this in the future), Vodafone will give you a free stand.

The phone itself comes with pre-loaded games, which are Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, Star Battalion, Tetris, Sims 3 and Bruce Lee and it runs on Android. There’s a chance Apple might be looking nervously at this release.

The spec of the phone is decent too, with a 4 inch touchscreen, a 1GHz ARM chip on the inside, along with a 5.1Mp camera and tri-band 3G HSPA connectivity as well as an 8GB storage card.

The only news we need now is when Vodafone are going to actually release the thing. Rumour has it that you’ll be able to get your hands on one by the end of this month.

At long last, Sony Ericsson have confirmed the very existence of their much rumoured PlayStation Phone. However, they’re not calling it the PSPhone, but rather, the Xperia Play.

The Super Bowl ad which heralded the news states that the new device is “the smartphone with everything you need and the one thing you want.”

Sony Ericsson said that the phone is “coming soon” but haven’t given a concrete date to pencil in to our diaries. Sony will be holding a press conference on February 13th, so expect more news there.

Here’s the latest info-leak regarding the almost-certainly-completely-definitely upcoming PlayStation Phone – some actual real video of the thing in action. And Sweet Fancy Moses, the Xperia Play (as they’re calling it) is seen here playing PS1 games.

Look upon its splendour PlayStation fans and if you’re due for a phone upgrade in the near future, think on as to whether you’d fancy lugging one of these babies around with you or not…


The new Playstation phone is here! Soon! Probably!

November 22nd, 2010 5 Comments By Paul Smith
Bitterwallet new Sony playstation phone 300x300 The new Playstation phone is here! Soon! Probably!

Bitterwallet's EXCLUSIVE first look at the Playstation phone

Several weeks ago, Bitterwallet exclusively revealed a photo of the new Sony Playstation phone. The only two issues with our dazzling exclusive were that it wasn’t exclusive at all – we nobbled it from Engadget – and it turned out to be a fake anyway. But apart from that, we were bang on the money.

Moving on, it’s looking likely a Playstation phone really is in development – and that it could be launched as early as February.  

While he may be playing at being the industry equivalent of a cocktease, Sony Ericsson Chief Executive Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal that the company “is at work on a smartphone that would take advantage of Sony’s experience in developing the PlayStation Portable videogame device.”

If that wasn’t enough of a clear indication, Nordberg goes on to rattle off a list of soundbites that’ll no doubt have fanbois moist in the gussets:

“There’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere… Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming market, and that’s very interesting.”

“Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn’t we use that? Gaming, including content, is a very interesting proposition.”

Nordberg is also quoted has saying Sony Ericcson will be making a major announcement in relation to whatever-it-is-he’s-talking-about in February - at Mobile World Congress, the global expo where major products are showcased.

So there’ll be a Playstation phone on the way in 2011, right? No doubt about it, surely?

[Wall Street Journal]