Shortly after outing the Xperia’s Play April 1st release date O2 announced that it will be stocking the Xperia Play white edition exclusively. The UK cellular network did so via it’s Twitter page where the following tweet was posted: “Great news: not only will we be selling Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, we’ll have an exclusive white version!” Along with the tweet, a few press shots of the white Xperia Play were shown which seems to be making it to the market ahead of the Apple iPhone 4 white edition.
Except for the new paint job, the rest of specs will remain the same including Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a slide out PlayStation control and a 4-inch touchscreen. The device features a rear facing 5 megapixel cameras with the ability to capture HD content and a front facing camera for video calls and self-portraits over Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n or 3G, HSDPA. There is support for microSD cards of up to 32GB which should be more than enough room for all your old and ancient PS1 and PS2 games.
The Xperia Play is Sony Ericsson’s attempt to rival Apple in their dominance of the mobile gaming sector. Apple currently has the largest majority of cellphone games for any software platform on the mobile sphere and Android has been really lacking in that department. Thanks to close collaboration between Sony and Google however, many PlayStation titles will be making their way to Android and if we’re to believe Sony, games will not only run on the Xperia Play, but any device that is capable of the hardware requirements. Furthermore, Sony will have a dedicated application store where it will be able to deliver these titles to end users. The Xperia Play will be launching with over 30 titles initially with hundreds more to follow in the coming months.