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Xperia range fails to stop big Sony Ericsson losses

Sony Ericsson has seen its status slip from fourth/fifth biggest OEM in the world to the ninth. It was hoping an focus on Android would turn its fortunes around, but that switch didn’t make too much difference as the Xperia range failed to match sales of rivals like Galaxy and …

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Sony unveils PlayStation certified, Ericsson-free phone

The latest smartphone to be officially PlayStation Certified has been unveiled by Sony. The Xperia S is the first Sony handset to carry only the Sony logo following the company’s buyout of former partner Ericsson. The handset boasts an impressive 4.3-inch 720p Reality Display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a …

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Minecraft arrives on Xperia Play

Minecraft has today launched for Android.And guess what: this release isn’t a final version, either. The first version is Alpha 0.1 and is a timed exclusive for the Xperia Play handsets. It costs $6.99 but will eventually roll out to all Android devices. Dubbed Minecraft – Pocket Edition, this version …

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Why Xperia Play is not the new N-Gage

The fact that Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation Certified Xperia Play handset is a phone first and foremost and a games device second is the key differentiator that will save it from an N-Gage style fate. That’s according to Sony Ericsson market development head Dom Neil-Dwyer, who explained to Gamasutra why he …

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Xperia Play gets Minecraft exclusivity

The anticipated Android version of Mojang’s PC hit Minecraft is to enjoy a period of times exclusivity on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play. Mobile versions of the game for iOS and Android were announced in February. It’s not the first time Sony Ericsson has struck an exclusivity deal on a big …

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Slow start for Xperia Play game sales

Sony Ericsson has claimed it is not concerned about news that its initial offering of PSOne games on its Xperia Play mobile games have sold in very low numbers. Using Android data, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that the best selling game to date, Destruction Derby, has yet to break the 1,000 …

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Orange goes alone on Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson’s long-awaited Xperia Play finally launches in the UK tomorrow – but only one of the four major mobile operators will be stocking it. This morning Vodafone confirmed that stock problems meant that it would not be able to offer the handset as planned tomorrow morning. O2 had confirmed …

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O2 delays Xperia Play launch

UK mobile phones provider O2 has announced that it will not be stocking Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play from April 1st as planned. In a blog post, O2’s head of testing Stuart Hibberd blamed the decision on software bugs and SE’s inability to resolve lingering concerns in time for the official …

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Gameloft reveals Xperia Play exclusive

In the first announcement of its kind, mobile games publisher Gameloft has revealed a new game that will be exclusive to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play for a limited time. Called Backstab, the initial imagery released stirs up memories of titles like Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia. It will be …

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Xperia Play games cost between £1-£10

The marketing boss of Sony Ericsson UK has confirmed to MCV that downloadable games for the Xperia Play will be available for between 1 and 10. David Hilton also explained why he thinks the device can successfully fight for market share against behemoths such as the iPhone. "The main thing …

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