Anyway, the reality is that the two most missed features, FM radio and video calling, are never going to be released for the xperia play or any future phones. Just take a look at sony's latest phones, the S, P, U and sola and you will see. At least video calling just requires only a software implementation, but even that looks doubtful. But one way to force the issue is if everyone emails sony directly, they may see the demand and add a patch for it. But fm radio? forget about it. It will actually require an fm radio hardware module.
Wow, so many FM fans, you guys probably have some really good stations. As i said, im my country it sux, ads most of the time, rest of the time useless rjs talking crap and rest of the time crap music playing. Why would i waste my time with that when i can listen to what I want? Anyway, I also have an MW600 which has fm radio built in, but i don't listen to it either. When i was a kid, i think back till around '98ish the fm stations were good, we had just 2-3 back then and i had an awesome little fm radio which was everyone's envy. good times...
Rosie, 13 Mar 2012Want to make it perfect?
Give it video calls and FM Radio!I agree.
Native Video calls using our front camera would make this phone... PERRRRRRRRRRRRRFECT! =)
Julian, 14 Mar 2012It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-Pdear 2007 cbs bought last fm for 280 million dollars which was uk based and you are saying who listen radio at this age...may be you don't and coz you haven't one. cheers
brodisch, 15 Mar 2012is it bravia engine and HD cam or HD?.xperia play does not support Bravia engine, but yes after upgraded to v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) camvideo is HD
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2012Yes. It is 2012.
Unfortunate and shamefully, people still die of starvation, and hunger stlll... moreWow, chill, it was a joke.
Just that I haven't listened to the radio in the last 15 years or so, it's absolutely crap in my country.
Julian, 14 Mar 2012It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-PYes. It is 2012.
Unfortunate and shamefully, people still die of starvation, and hunger stlll spreads through the world.
People are losing civil rights, wahes are being cut, unemployment is on the rise.
Not everyone can afford data plans. Wi-Fi isn't available everywhere and it is a costly "privilege" im many places.
Having FREE Radio through the phone isn't a luxury.
It is THE most common way to listen to the radio for many people, even in what you might call "developed" countries.
the play is better than any iphone and is a rally good phone to use i have one and its a sik phone forget iphone this blows them out of the warter
Rosie, 13 Mar 2012Want to make it perfect? Give it video calls and FM Radio!It's 2012, who listens to fm anymore? :-P
I have this phone for couple of months. This is a perfect phone for me! the touch is smooth and FIFA 12 graphics is stunning compared to a PSP. It lacks a FM radio and the front VGA camera is really awful, the pictures are blury compared to IPhone 4 front VGA camera. overall this is better than a iPhone 4.
Best phone ever!!! I like it especially for games..and the battery life is amazing compared with other phones from LG or Samsung...
Wow, 10 Mar 2012Just made a short Skype video call (about 30MB?) which cost me approx. 4,5USD!!!
It's absurd... moreCount me in:
I'm also wishing SONY will provide the Xperia line of phones with 3G native video calling!
They have got nothing to lose.
HTC, LG and Sansung have made it possible to place a video call to any phone without the need for extra programmes, data plans or Wi-Fi connections.
Why can't SONY do the same?
That would be the greatest improvement they can provide, with ICS coming up.
Video calls are useful, practical and are included in regular price plans.
Providing 3G video calls, SONY has the power to conquest a (even) larger market share and keep their customers satisfied and coming back for more.
It's a win-win situation!
I'm having difficulty in unlocking this device which was sent 2 me 4rm a foreign country for networks in my country dat i decided 2 push it across. I'm 4rm nigeria.
i wanna buy a xperia play but just want to know that slide for playing games is easier to crash???confuse,need a help...
Just made a short Skype video call (about 30MB?) which cost me approx. 4,5USD!!!
WIth my monthly phone payment plan (about 17USD per month) I get free unlimited voice ad video calls plus up to 2000 SMS.
I can't afford to pay this kind of extra "fee"!
When I used my old k800i, I called my family (which had a cheap V630i) via VDF everyday: I placed - at least - 2 video calls each weekend and I "only" paid the monthly price. No extra payments were required.
And none of us had to install any extra software. I just phoned my family as I would in a "normal" voice call. That was it.
Why has Android gone back?
Won't Xperia phones receive software to allow regular 3G video calls as HTC or Samsung phones still do?
I hope so, as I am the one who has the latest phone model and the only one who can't make video calls... Sad, really.