| BY THE GOOGLE CHIC
It’s finally official, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S II at the MWC (mobile world congress) . Are you one of those who loved the Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S devices? Well the Galaxy S II sports a Super AMOLED Plus 4.27 inch display. Super AMOLED Plus offers 50% more sub pixels which provides for a crisper display.
In addition, to the gorgeous display, the Galaxy S II sports a 1 GHz dual core processor, 8 mega pixel camera, 2 mega pixel front facing camera and it supports 1080p video recording . It also runs Touchwiz 4.0 which is built on top of Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Not to mention, the phone is super thin (8.4 mm)!
The Galaxy S II releases later this month in Europe and Asia. I am going to keep my eye out on this phone. This looks to be an awesome phone if the US carriers don’t screw it up like they did the Galaxy S. Please, please, please sell the phone as is and don’t put Bing on it!
Source: engadget, intomobile
| BY THE APPLE GIRL
Xperia Play features Android 2.3 (aka Ginger Bread), a 4 inch display, front and rear cameras, a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor along with Adreno GPU graphics processor to deliver 60fps playback and 3d mobile gaming. In place of a slide out keyboard, it has a slide out D pad with the familiar Play Station controls. You can download games at the PlayStation Store.
Sony has been threatened by Apple, with the iPhone eating into its PSP market as the new gaming device (Sony even had an ad mocking the iPhone last year).
Coming out with a dual use phone is a good move but too late Sony!
Now for the bad news, if you own a game on PS3 or PSP that is also available on Xperia Play, you will probably need to download and pay for the game again. Let’s hope Sony decides to change that. After spending $50 on a game, I would hate to shell out more money to be able to play the same game on the phone.
The Xperia duals into a phone (obviously!) and is not appealing at all (What do you expect if Sony decides to stick a phone in a PSP?) Either way, I think Sony has a chance at the extraordinarily small amount of fAndroid PSP/PS3 niche market. Hey! I am an avid PS3 gamer, and I don’t feel the need to go out and buy the phone! (GoogleChic, would say that the iPhone has something to with that! :))
Check out the review by Engadget ..