There have been a lot of great phones already this year but the release of the Xperia Play, aka PlayStation Phone, was probably one of the most anticipated. Finally, the mix of a PSP and a phone was here. We finally got to spend some real quality time with Sony Ericsson and Verizon’s long awaited Android/PSP mashup, and well, was it worth the wait?
We’ve got all the info you’re gonna want to know and more, so read on for our full Teen Review of the Xperia Play.
Gaming using the PlayStation Suite for Android
Can’t wait for the NGP/PSP2 to come to get your mobile PlayStation fix? If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet with version 2.3 Gingerbread or later (right now this means only the Nexus S), you’re in serious luck. Not only did Sony release those first bits of info on the NGP/PSP2 earlier today, but they also took the wraps off of their plans for an Android game platform called the PlayStation Suite.
The PlayStation Store in the PlayStation Suite on Android
The PlayStation Suite is kinda Sony’s answer to the Xbox Live app on Windows Phone 7, allowing Android devices to play first generation PlayStation games (the classics from the PlayStation One) while also offering a PlayStation Store for downloading new games. And as we said above, this will work on Android phones with Android 2.3 or later even if they don’t have special PlayStation controls like the Xperia Play (aka the still unannounced PSPhone) as there will be software controls like on the top pic of the snowboarding game above. The PlayStation Suite will also be available on the NGP/PSP2.
Sony didn’t announce which games will be coming the PlayStation Suite or when exactly it will come beyond the vague “before the end of the year,” but if you’re looking for a new Android phone (like one of those new, powerful upcoming Verizon and AT&T 4G phones) consider this a HUGE win.
Pix from Engadget
The second Google Phone is here– meet the Nexus S
It’s been rumored for awhile and now it’s finally here– the true next generation of the Nexus One and Android as a whole. Coming to T-Mobile December 16th, the Nexus S packs a whole bunch of new improvements over its predecessor, but is it enough to make you want to get this over a T-Mobile G2 or myTouch 4G this holiday season? Read on for all the info you need to know.