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Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA Play, Neo and Pro

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Sony Ericsson announces XPERIA Play, Neo and Pro - read the full textThis just in - Sony Ericsson announced the XPERIA Neo and the XPERIA Pro. The XPERIA Play was uncovered too, specs and all. The Neo and the Pro are like smaller-screen versions of the Arc but the Pro adds a QWERTY keyboard to the mix. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play packs a 4" FWVGA (that's 480 x...


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IMO dual core wasnt necessary on a smartphone, like a SE approachment releasing just a single processor was enough to handle all of the mobile apps, i know dual core were fast but then its just a processor, why would you need a mobile phone that require u to recharge everyday? Dualcore like SGSII need to be recharge after 6 hrs of moderated used, dont u think that was a pleasant task to do? Yea if you own one i bet u were smiling by using a dualcore phone that very fast in handling it task, but im not sure wheather u were also keep that good smile while looking for a wall plug to recharge it so frequently..


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  • 2011-08-18 00:39
  • veRn

well it's too late for xperia pro to be released at the end of Q2 considering its specs. i hope it will be a dual-core processor when it's released in the market...

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  • 2011-03-01 13:04
  • thfa

> In reply to pipo @ 2011-02-19 19:59 from mTnr - click to readis this really the price? O.o

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  • 2011-02-21 04:20
  • R8V7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-15 14:34 from mS2} - click to readThe arc is too expensive.

SE X Arc 509 euro
SE X play 579 euro
LG Optimus 2x 529 euro
HTC Incred S 529 euro
Sams. Galaxy S II 609 euro (WTF)

Even the old HTC Desire 409 euro

Both those Arc and those "updated" HTC models are way to expensive

The SE X Neo 389 euro
This is 20 euro's more than the Acer liquid metal. And that model has the 800Mhz cpu, 5Mpixel camera.
The only thing holding me back is the measly 320MB memory.

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  • 2011-02-19 19:59
  • mTnr

Sony say the processor is the new generation Scorpion, not the Snapdragon.

And in regards to Dual core processors, I'm pretty sure 2.3 doesn't utilize dual cores properly anyway, it's not optimised for it. Also, I'm certain Sony are confident in SE's Play, otherwise they wouldn't have given it the Playstation certification.

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  • 2011-02-17 21:14
  • mqMx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-15 10:07 from mTWB - click to readby the way .. Dual-Core DOES mean double performance IF the application is optimized for multiprocessing.
and a gaming hardware should need all the processing power it can get.

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  • 2011-02-16 00:00
  • 0339

play for game nerds seriously normal people will not buy that phone. Neo is just ugly and people will prefer the arc over this. Pro is equipped with QWERTY so it's sutied to US but SE sells poorly in US so will not be a hit. Conclusion except for Arc none of these phones are for the mass public but for like minor groups. Even Arc will not sell well against dual-core phones like samsung galaxys2, lg optimus 3d+2X and Motorla Atrix

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  • 2011-02-15 14:34
  • mS2}

By the way, dual-core does not mean DOUBLE performance. Some people may not be so clear on that.

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  • 2011-02-15 10:07
  • mTWB

A lot of factors come into play then just pure specs alone.

For someone who will not utilise the phone to its fullest, single core and dual core does not present much of a difference.

Some people go for design, and the new SE range is certainly attractive.

Even the gamepad factor alone might drive sales for the Play regardless of a long list of specs.

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  • 2011-02-15 10:05
  • mTWB

Here's the thing...
The processor is just as powerful as the Nexus S.
So hardware wise, anything the Nexus S gets, these new SE phones can get as well.

SE also promised to keep up to date with the OS, as this they felt was their mistake in 2010. There was an official statement~ go read it.

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  • 2011-02-15 07:26
  • 9xEg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-14 16:57 from 0V1{ - click to readyour right mate just to ad cheap bad cvality plastic!

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  • 2011-02-14 20:48
  • pKx4

Plastic Single Core products that belong to the 2010 not 2011.
Nice job S.E

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  • 2011-02-14 16:57
  • 0V1{

Sony rockss

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  • 2011-02-14 14:15
  • RK0R

i cant wait to get my hands on this one

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  • 2011-02-14 14:10
  • N9A2

Launching of products still way behind competitors...c'mon.
Good products at wrong timing can kills....

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  • 2011-02-14 13:46
  • Ui{d

way to go sony !

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  • 2011-02-14 12:36
  • n$eY

> In reply to Sifting @ 2011-02-14 06:52 from 9xE4 - click to readMy thoughts exactly.

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  • 2011-02-14 12:18
  • 3XLT

> In reply to mag @ 2011-02-14 07:36 from Lrsr - click to readArc is best of these 3 ;)

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  • 2011-02-14 12:17
  • 3XLT

wow i like da phone... dis is my next gaming phone weeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 2011-02-14 10:53
  • vxhW

Sony Ericsson seem to be making a strong comeback! after years of struggling with their declining handsets quality i had finally given up! only to be redeemed! now wheres the satio replacement? c'mon GSM Arena, leak somthing or try harder at the spying game! :)

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  • 2011-02-14 10:13
  • MNJi

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