The Xperia Play was so extensively leaked and previewed online that its official release was more of a whimper than a bang. As we said yesterday, the official unveiling is scheduled for the end of this week, Sunday 13th February at 6pm.
With all this intense interest, Vodafone has announced that it will be the lucky network carrying the Xperia Play on release. What Sony Ericsson are calling “the gamechanger”, will be the first PlayStation-branded phone will be running the latest phone Android version, Gingerbread, in addition to a capacitive touchscreen and PlayStation-esque slide-out controls.
Although the secret Vodafone mole wouldn’t release a date to Pocket Lint, rumours abound that we should get our hands on the official phone in the next few months.
We’ll be out in Barcelona to cover this and all the other latest phone launches set to come at Mobile World Congress next week.