Another touch screen smart phone hits the market, with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. With all the hype and demand for smart phones, apps and what not, this phone now integrates gaming into the equation. It's more or less the "Playstation Phone" so says CNET. The interface is similar to the dualshock controller from Sony Playstation except with two touch pads instead of joysticks. It's fair to say that this attracts the gaming customer base when Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds just got boring at some point in time. This is just going to be more competition others such as the iPhone and will act as a substitute. I can see this becoming a threat later.
The Xperia Play also has a 5.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, a flash, image stabilization, geotagging, and video recording. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a personal organizer, a speakerphone, Assisted-GPS, messaging and e-mail, 400MB of internal memory, Sony Ericsson's Timescape interface, a music player, and a full HTML browser with Flash Lite. It also supports the usual Google apps and you can download additional titles from the Android Market.