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Exactly what I wanted
on 10 January 2012
I'm a mobile games developer, and a big fan of Android, and had high hopes for this device.
I wasn't disappointed.
I did my research, and had lots of experience with Android devices, so knew their limitations. But when I saw this device drop so drastically in price I couldn't resist. It also helped that my girlfriend had been angling for my current handset (Samsung Galaxy S - not my first choice!) so I had a good excuse to treat myself too.
Good selection of new games - Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is my current favourite
Lots of free or cheap emulators for old consoles optimised for Xperia Play (PSX, Megadrive/Genesis, NES, etc)
It runs Android - an app for every requirement (usually free) nuff said
Android OS has barely been tweaked by Sony - it's very stable
Even does everything a phone needs to - calls, texts, alarm...
Not thin - it's got a freakin gamepad, what do you expect?
Battery life is normal for smart phones - one of the best I've had but still two days tops
Whole Playstation certified Android is likely to be a slow start - don't expect too much too soon
Weak PSN account integration at present