Xperia Play – The official name for the Playstation Phone?

by X10 on December 21, 2010

in News

Xperia PlayEver since the first rumours of the Playstation Phone started, we’ve wondered what name Sony Ericsson plan to use for the phone. All of the rumours pointed to SE branding it under the ‘Xperia’ brand and now we can reveal that the gaming handset will almost certainly go under the ‘Xperia Play’ brand.

Pocketnow first came up with some evidence in the form of a European Union trademark filing using the ‘Xperia Play’ name. However, we dug a bit deeper and found that a whole bunch of XperiaPlay domain names (including com, net and org) have been registered by a PR agency called Jung Relations.

Jung Relations is based in Stockholm, Sweden (where Sony Ericsson is based) and one of its clients is, you guessed it, Sony Ericsson. Long term readers of this site will know that a few months back we stuck that ‘Unofficial’ mark on the home page banner. The reason for this was due to SE’s lawyers getting in touch saying that we were infringing their trademark. We would imagine that SE has registered these domain names, to stop other people setting up sites like ours and ‘protecting’ their brand.

In related news, Pocket-Lint has said that the Xperia Play will launch at MWC and will hit shops in April. “Sony Ericsson is going big on this one”, said their source, “but although it will get a Feb launch, it won’t be in shops until April”.

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1 Devfrost December 21, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Hmm, April, it’s looking more and more like the next update for the x-10 family would be the last one.

2 Sof_600 December 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM

eeerm… 2nd…

3 DSchragg December 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM

I believe it was recently revealed that when looking through the Android 2.3 source code it has support for the typical Playstation buttons,obviously something will be coming down the line at some point!

4 Andy December 21, 2010 at 1:21 PM

The domains are registered to some sort of online data backup company

5 yasser December 21, 2010 at 1:25 PM

ohhh GOD April.
I am quite sure this is again dude to GingerBread Delay that why april. :(
Instead of 6 months now SE will take 4 months to Update to new OS

6 gty December 21, 2010 at 3:24 PM

havnt they destroy the brand ‘xperia’ enough to use it for their next product again?

7 Dark Max December 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM

I believe SonyEricsson would probably not go with the PSP branding until the platform is proven secure and successful. Moreover… PSPhone, or whatever its iterations, could spell out Piece of Sh*t Phone….. not exactly the kind of branding SE or Sony needs right now

8 Professor X December 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Cant wait for the final specs announcement on this, and perhaps more importantly what games are going to be available.

9 bitkid December 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I own a Xperia x10 from the beginning of the launch i had the iphone 4 in my hands What a difference !! :D its so good going to sell my xperia x10 for iphone 4. i was allways i Sony Fan but They dont give a shit my x10 is still too slow with andriod 2.1 and it doesnt feel solid it feels cheap. bye andriod

10 fried egg December 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM

cant see why this will be any more successful than the mighty nokia attempts to make their (nbr 1 at the time) platform a gaming platform

its not nintendo, its not playstation, i dont see anyone talking about xbox on w7, i only see people talking angry birds and iphone games.. and even then, its not much more than angry birds…

11 distributortor December 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM

we will ENJOY this phone . on this phone we can play all ANDROID´s games + SPECIAL GAMES will come for this phone . will be really AMAZING . very appropriate for hands , after u have played 24h u still wants to play with it .

even after 5 year´s many people will use it .

SONY ERICSSON make.believe

12 Andy C December 21, 2010 at 11:10 PM

N-gage by another name, doomed to failure by SE crap coding.

13 martian December 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM

u know?.. seriously i dot know y pple keep on condemmin S.E… cos i fink they r really tryin their best t pls their customer….. S.E thumps up! joorrr!!…. if u dont lik S.E.. pls n pls stop comin here n go t ur iphone n htc.. or evn sammy or moto sites…. pls….. n @bitkid.. y do u tell us such?..

14 Damian December 22, 2010 at 12:30 AM

why there is always a desperate to post ‘first’ ha ha fcuk u.

15 x10 warrior December 22, 2010 at 3:11 AM

I’m a fagot I desperately need this phone in my ass, please please I need it now! It’s so thick and nice for me.

Come on SE bring it on already, my Indian ass is waiting to be fucked :(

16 =NoXiouS= December 22, 2010 at 4:44 AM

Looks like an X10 Mini Pro with controller substituted for qwerty… Call it What it is:
XPERIA X10 Mini Play? :o
I’m stuck on my X10a with contract for another 2.5 years:( and I have no intention of forking out enough money for a 50″ HDTV for a new phone anytime soon:@
Big deal, it’s not an iphone, they’re all iclones anyhow.
Palm did it first and nobody noticed because of palm’s geekier than a blackberry rep.
My old Palm Treo was the Juke Box when I was camping years and years ago.
I prefer touch input control games to buttons anyhow. This is just another way to sell more overpriced games. People paid piles of money for ringtones I made for free and now that all smartphones do it free too, they need to generate new revenue streams. This is just the beginning of another plethora of ways to get the money from your pocket into their hands. Will it be huge? I don’t think so, it’s not a “game changer”.
The next “game changer” could be a hybrid of many existing devices and gadgets.
People still buy stand alone GPS devices and I saw a guy buying one yesterday that didn’t know his phone had it built in. I saved him almost $150 and said Merry Christmas! Then under my breath I said “here’s your sign”:D

17 x10 warrior December 22, 2010 at 6:17 AM

My ass is burning, please someone insert a vibrating x10 in my ass, I need it :(

18 Bandit December 22, 2010 at 6:19 AM

Show me your dick and let me suck it first and then I will do everything you want, your not the only f@g here, remember this always, I’m also a cock sucker and a proud one as well :P

19 BlueBeacon December 22, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Hi very nice

20 Xperia Play December 22, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Wow! I know people play a lot of games on the iPhone, so this could be a killer!!

21 LysolPionex December 22, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I’m just thinking how awesome it would be for emulated games. Seriously, Link to the Past with buttons on your phone. Awesome, in my humble opinion.

22 Dan December 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Seeing as a decent x10 can go for close to 400 bucks on ebay, if this phone is not listed at much over 400 I might spring for it.

23 venki December 27, 2010 at 4:36 PM

iam gonna ask you SONY ERICSSON some questions.
answer these if you were born to a single dad.
1.do you know that samsung did nt even promise with its
galaxy s that they will provide 2.3 in the future during the launch of the phone but they are giving 2.3
2.do you know that htc didnt even promise to give 2.2,2.3 to all their devices but they are giving to their phones.
3.do you know that dell streak ,motorola updated tjeir phones to 2.2 and will provide 2.3 to some of their phones.
4.do you people know the value of money as you people kept huge price tag for your fucking phone.
AND NOW YOU MOTHER FUCKERS ARE SAYING THAT YOU DIDNT PROMISE FOR 2.2 DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE PHONE,WHY THIS RULE IS APPLICABLE TO YOU.
5.DO YOU PEOPLE EVER SEEN ANY OTHER SMART PHONE OF OTHER BRANDS,YOUR PHONE NOT EVEN WORKS LIKE A JAVA PHONE,IAM HEARTFULLY SAYING THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THE SMARTPHONE WORLD.AND IAM PROMISING YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SURVIVE IN THE COMING DAYS.

24 Lee January 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM

@venki

You – go outside, and get some air.

25 allan February 20, 2011 at 1:01 AM

hey, have you heard the device it’s now available non Verizon contract? See here :
http://devicearea.com/2011/02/19/sony-ericsson-xperia-play-available-on-verizon-contract-very-soon/

26 Ronald February 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM
27 Dashrath May 2, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Amazing ……………………………… News, no doubt

28 Niss May 2, 2011 at 7:44 AM

I Hope it is Good, I try my best.

29 IT Rush August 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Interesting name.. so, is it already out in the market?

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