XPERIA Play coming to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play will be available in Australia in May or June, and will have 50 launch games

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play Android phone has also been dubbed the 'PlayStation phone' and will be coming to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone in May or June.

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play Android phone has also been dubbed the 'PlayStation phone' and will be coming to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone in May or June.

Sony Ericsson has announced its XPERIA Play Android phone — dubbed the 'PlayStation phone' — will launch on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone in May or June. The XPERIA Play promises an "immersive gaming experience" with 50 games available at launch.

Read our detailed preview of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, and check our Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play vs Apple iPhone 4 smartphone showdown.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play features a 4in multitouch display, two touch-sensitive joysticks, a D-pad and four of the PlayStation's famous control buttons; triangle, square, circle and X. The XPERIA Play also has two shoulder buttons in a bid to recreate the full PlayStation experience.

PlayStation games on the XPERIA Play will be downloaded through the 'PlayStation Suite', an online PlayStation store for Android phones. Sony hopes the XPERIA Play will be the first of many "PlayStation certified" Android phones to hit the market; Sony will test each device that applies to become PlayStation certified, to ensure the phone will offer an adequate gaming experience to users.

Sony Ericsson will have 50 games available when the XPERIA Play launches, including FIFA 10, Tetris, Sims 3, Madden NFL 11, Need for Speed Shift, Assassins Creed, Uno, Real Football 2011, Nova 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction.

Although primarily targeted at gamers, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play acts as a regular Android smartphone when closed. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, and will run the latest 2.3 Gingerbread version of Google's Android platform. Gingerbread offers a revamped keyboard, better copy and paste, improved power management, and a slicker user interface as improvements over previous versions of Android.

The full list of launch games for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is as follows:

Guerrilla Bob
Air Attack
Homerun Battle 3D
Millionaire City
Rollercoaster Rush
Tower Blocks New York
Bruce Lee
Sims 3
Madden NFL 11
Need for Speed SHIFT
Galaxy on Fire 2
Toy Raid Strikers
Doodle Jump
South Park Mega Millionaire
PlayMan Winter Games
I Must Run
Star Battalion
Asphalt 6
Assasins Creed
Spiderman total Mayhem
Real Football 2011
Modern Combat Black Pegasus
let's Golf 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Brothers in Arms Global Front
Nova 2
ZeNonia 2
Soccer Superstars
Baseball Superstars 2011
Gun Bros
Super KO Boxing 2
Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Mobile
Familiy Guy: Time Warped
Age of Zombies
Guns n Glory
Super Dynamite Fishing
Townmen 6
Spectral Souls
Ground Effects
PAC‐MAN Championship Edition
Wreckless Racing
Raging Thunder 2
Armageddon Squadron 1
Wave Blazer
Iron Sight
Wild Arms
Syphon Filter
Rally Cross
Cool Boarders
Destruction Derby
Jumping Flash!
Battle Bears
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