PlayStation phone to be called Xperia Play? via The Gadget Show
Is this the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play?
The rumours and leaks surrounding the upcoming PlayStation phone may have died down a bit in recent weeks, but we’ve just had a fresh juicy morsel of news landing on our doorstep, relating to the all-important name.
Sony Ericsson has reportedly trademarked the name “Xperia Play” and has been gobbling up all the related web URLs it can get its hands on, suggesting strongly that the PlayStation phone will be called the Xperia Play when it finally does see the light of day.
It makes a certain amount of sense, too. The Xperia line is Sony Ericsson’s flagship line, and there would be little point in effectively introducing a whole new range of products just to incorporate a more gaming-focused device – especially given Sony Ericsson’s move to rein in the Walkman and Cyber-shot ranges over the last year or so.
All will no doubt become clear in time – most likely at Mobile World Congress in February, with a springtime launch date still looking the best bet.