Posts tagged ‘Sony Xperia Play’

February 17, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II & Sony Experia Play

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 

One of the other phones released at the Mobile World Congress was the Sony Xperia Play. Sony Xperia was formerly known as the PlayStation Phone and was unveiled in the Super Bowl ad.

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 ..


February 8, 2011

Google vs. Apple Super Bowl commercials

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

Did anyone get to watch all the Android and Apple ads at Super Bowl yesterday? Because GoogleChic and I didn’t. Despite all our efforts to get everyone at the party to focus on the TV during commercial breaks and keep the noise down, we could only watch the Sony PSP, Motorola Xoom, AT&T iPhone and Verizon iPhone ads. So we dug around the net and found the commercials that we missed. What we thought of them?

Sony Xperia Play: This phone would have been an awesome phone maybe ten years ago. Sony made two separate devices, a PSP and a phone. Who thought combining the two would take them half a decade and really, who cares about the droid to human evolution?

Motorola Xoom: You probably remember the preview that Motorola released before Super Bowl. The Super Bowl commercial had the same 1984  aura with the theme “Empower the People”. There is one guy who stands out amongst the rest of people who are in white jumpsuits and white headphones. GoogleChic, it appears to me that Motorola is acknowledging Apple’s place in tech history. The ad doesn’t say what Xoom can do better than an iPad 😉 Motorola Xoom is expected to cost $800 (that’s a steep $300 more than the iPad). Ouch, are you paying for that million dollar commercial?

Google Search: I think this is an old commercial but I actually like this one! The key is to focus on the product (not the robot, not the guys with the white ear phones) 🙂

AT&T and Verizon iPhone: We had covered these two ads earlier. It cracks me up every time I see AT&T and Verizon playing the iPhone tug-of-war 🙂

Sony PSP Commercial


Google Search Commercial

Motorola Xoom Commercial

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

I’m at a loss for words. There are people who watch the Super Bowl for the game and there are people like us who watch the Super Bowl for the ads and we missed half of them!

You all know how much I like Angry Birds. How many of y’all caught the secret code in the Rio trailer? We at least caught the Rio trailer but I sure missed the code! Now that I know where to look it sure is a lot easier 🙂 (0:27 in the clip below).

If you want to know how to use the code, check out the video below.

P.S. What was y’alls favorite commercial?  Mine was the Doritos ad. I still can’t stop laughing every time I see this!

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