Handheld Systems: Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Confident Gamers recently discussed here, which mobile system, handhelds or cell phones do you prefer to use. There were some interesting points and comments made both here and on Facebook regarding the debate. Well if you are like me and on the fence between the two and enjoy playing games on the Play Station platform here maybe the solution for you.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is a handheld game console smartphone produced by Sony Ericsson under the Xperia smartphone brand.

This system runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is the first to be part of the PlayStation Certified program which means that it can play PlayStation Suite games.

The device is a horizontally sliding phone with its original form resembling the Xperia X10 while the slider below resembles the slider of the PSP Go. The slider features a D-pad on the left side, a set of standard PlayStation buttons (TriangleCircleCross and Square) on the right, a long rectangular touchpad in the middle, start and select buttons on the bottom right corner, a menu button on the bottom left corner, and two shoulder buttons (L and R) on the back of the device.

It is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, and features a display measuring 4.0 inches (100 mm) (854 × 480), an 8-megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, and a micro-USB connector. It supports microSD cards, versus the Memory Stick variants used in PSP consoles.

The device was revealed officially for the first time in a Super Bowl ad on Sunday, February 6, 2011.

Looking for some fair and honest reviews of how the system is running check some out right here.