For years, gamers clamored and begged for a PlayStation phone. Sony kept everybody in the dark for six years after the original PSP launched. Then the iPhone and iPod Touch blew up the scene in 2007, along with the App Store and the rest is history. Sony missed the boat.
Almost as unbearable as the tease of Sarah Palin's maybe run for the presidency has been the ongoing "it's coming" tease of Sony-Ericsson's PlayStation phone, the Xperia. We're been playing into S-E's hands, reporting on every dropped hint and sighting for more than a year, the last time in October.
After a bunch of detailed leaks and one disturbing commercial that made its way across the web, Sony Ericsson let the PSP Phone fanboys run loose with an official announcement date on its Facebook page.
The Xperia Play, or PSP phone, has a lot going for it. It's a nice-looking Android Phone with a full set of slide-out gaming controls! That's awesome! But this new ad for it certainly doesn't sell its features.