CVG: Sony Ericsson UK marketing manager David Hilton has claimed that using the Xperia Play, aka the PlayStation Phone, is "much cooler than using an iPhone".
+1. I hate the iPhone and Apple, but the fact is the iPhone is still the hottest gadget going fashion wise and in the mind of American culture. This little piece of nerd jewelry is hardly likely to make a dent in that.
For every lover of the Iphone there is a hater so there is a market for this.
I'm a W7 phone fan.
Day one. :) This is gonna replace my iphone so i guess it is 'cooler'.
This is something I can pop out and not be seen like a f nerd. Xperia > Iphone, Os, gaming, batery, nothing moar to say.
Haha, i see your point, its like pulling out a psp in a docters office looking like a nerd but pulling out a phone no one criticises about it.
LOL, true an on the college too xD
and then is kingdom hearts, to those unfamiliar is the definition of a nerd to be playing around with disney characters lol cefeteria
wow.. never saw it that way u just made me decide on my next cellphone..
I don't want a phone to make me look 'cool' or to be 'cooler' than the iphone, I just want a phone that does everything quickly and efficently. How about talking about that or about the gaming side of it or battery life or more on the inner details. Put me right off with..."much cooler than using an iPhone"
If you were interested, wouldn't you researched that out already?... Batery for gaming last around 5 and half a hour, don't know phone focus on the batery, but for gaming alone it rape iphone off. Spec pretty much can be comparable to iphone 4 nothing much, but I just want to use this offroad and ngp on my home, there.
Agreed. They'd be better off hyping what it can do than hyping it as "cooler" or an iPhone "killer". I think comparisons like that especially to the iPhone which is cleary groundbreaking do a disservice to any new platform. How many times have anything hyped as a X killer EVER come through on that?Honestly I cant think of one example but can think of tons that have failed.
Well it depends. The app store is what makes the iPhone. So if PlayStation Suite really evolves into something as impressive then it could be. As of now the Xperia is a technically sound device, and competing with the top dogs tech wise (except for the new dual core processor phones). But PlayStation Suite needs to start off with PS1 classics, PS Minis, and User generated content such as apps/games/etc... Afterward it needs to gain a larger community of developers for more user generated content, and add PSP games, PS2 games, and PSN games all of which should be able to run on such a phone.
Don't forget you also get the android market.
They need to come out with some native games from some major publishers, otherwise its useless. NFS:Shift (which already exists - but in a PSS version, incl. controls), some Ubi title and a great shooter. Plus all the PS1 classics and stuff.
ill just upgrade to the iPhone 5 when it come out or whatever they decide to call it 4GS or some stupid $h!t, nothing against xperia im just waiting for the PSP2...you understand Sony
I know it's a phone and all but I don't understand how this is £500+ and the NGP is supposedly going to be in the £250-350 range- yet the NGP looks to be a far better bit of tech.
unfortunately highend smartphones simply cost this much when they first launch the plus side is because new and better phones come out every few months the price of older phones do go down rather quickly except for iphones since the ifans are happy to pay no matter the price
i will pick this up because it's high time i upgrade. i just hope it's not expensive though. but what i really want is NGP (PSP2) with phone capabilities.
Yeh a NGP/Phone would definately be my choice as well! But at least they are getting experience in the convergence of the 2 different devices now. So hopefully when a NGP/Phone does drop it will be a good piece of kit that does both bits well!
i simply don't understand this logic of Sony. why bring a product like Xperia Play when you already can have a powerful NGP with phone capabilities. sadly, i will be picking up NGP too. that means i'll be carrying 2 things everytime i travel. quite cumbersome, if you ask me.
NGP is not a phone, though. It will have 3G...but that does not say it has all phone capabilities built in. With skype on the device - and maybe an Android market - it could be. But I am sure it has no phone built in. Would not make sense either. 4 cores in a phone will drain battery even more. And NGP is primarily optimized for gaming. Phones will (most likely) never match that. For a gaming phones, I would think 2 cores will always be more efficient than 4 with the primary focus being a phone first and getting the most out of the battery. While for NGP it is OK to last for 4-5 hours. A phone will never survive with such requirements.
Yeah mate, I don't like carry too much shit about either! My guess is though that the Xperia has been in developement for a while, and that as the NGP is already larger than some people will like, they will wait until they can shrink it down a little before merging it with a phone. But it does at least give them a foot in the door with a Phone/Gaming device... and what they learn from this one can help improve the next!
lol @ the term cool!
corporate cool even more lol
Imagine future iterations of this device. They could feature dual core or quad core with 1gb ddr 2 ram. Thats what im excited for. i'll buy this one but i look forward to future Phone/gaming handhelds. To hell with touchscreen only gaming.
for right now, i will happily buy the xperia play knowing its not as powerful as it could be but as soon as samsung, htc or even sony bring a similar phone with gaming controls with dual core 1gb ram etc or a xperia play 2, i will jump ship
iphone sucks. i got bored of it in like a week. stupid crappy apps. its a gimmicky piece of shit. £300 of crap
Sorry dude I'm a droid supporter all the way, I hate apple and the iphone is totally an overpriced fadgasm, but it has a lot of great apps/games which as a Droid user I'd love to see come over.
Android - check PSP - check Phone - check Deliver one please
I might bite.. only thing to pull me away from ios is android. I love apple's eco system and it seems sony is doing the same, ps3/ngp/xperia play/s1 tablet I'm just going to wait and see some hardware/battery life reviews first.. sadly though it seems to be a timed exclusive to verizon so i may have to wait longer until it opens up to more carriers.
I'll be waiting for a 4G model. It just seems kinda lame that this phone is launching on Verizon's network without LTE capabilities.
I'm not interested in buying my PSN games twice. I'll pass.
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