Sony Xperia Play Coming To UK Orange: The Wait Is Nearly Over

Yesterday, we reported on an official specification listing for the new Sony Xperia Play a.k.a. PlayStation Phone, a device which has been talked about since the summer of last year. The mini PlayStation come phone from Sony, packs some pretty mean features, which we were lucky enough to report on after the Mobile World Congress finished on a high yesterday.

The device which in the US is reported to be running on Verizon, will include Android’s 3.0 Honeycomb OS, as well as a 4-inch multi-touch LCD screen, Qualcomm Adreno 205 graphics, 5 hours and 25 minutes of battery life for those of you wishing to participate in a session of gaming as well as the use of a PlayStation Certified controller. As well as many other features which you can find out about here, we have news that the device will be making its way to the UK possibly earlier than anticipated.

Last week here at OSM, Tim reported on the Xperia launching on at least 5 UK networks including the likes of O2, Three, T-Mobile, Vodafone and of course Orange, and its the latter that we wanted to talk to you about.

Gary over on PR News via TechRadar has kindly given us a small inkling that the device, along with the Sony Xperia Arc and Neo will be reaching Orange retailers within the second quarter of this year.

If we take the Xperia Play out of the equation for just one moment, news from TechRadar suggests that the Xperia Arc will now be available as a “special black edition.” Other news surrounding these devices, has implied that the Android Home screen would move from the standard static display to one including moving images for instance, battery life can be indicated by a burning candle melting on screen as your battery dwindles. As well as this, Orange wanted to inform potential customers of 27 program gestures which can be placed on any of the home screens.

If the Arc or Play doesn’t get your vote, then you may want to take a look at some more smartphones on their way to Orange in the near future. Over at www.3g.co.uk, they have listed the Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 3D as also being available in the second quarter of this year, so plenty to look forward to.

Tell us what device gets your vote? Will you be hot-footing it to Orange to get your hands on one of these, if so, let us know which one and why?

  • Lee

    "35 minutes of battery life"

    Do you even look at what your writing