A summary of the Sony Mobile Communications Mobile Word Congress 2012 Press Conference on 27th February 2012 at 2:00am SGT.
It’s a game that needs no introduction and is considered a pioneering title in open-world, sandbox style gaming. Grand Theft Auto 3 let’s gamers take on the role of Claude, a criminal left to die by his girlfriend and partner in crime during a bank heist gone wrong. He must make his way across Liberty City, climbing the criminal ranks to track her down and make her pay.
Download it - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rockstar.gta3
The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S has 3D sweep panorama; a visually brilliant 4.2” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine; 8.1mp camera with HD video capability; and Exmor R for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions.
Key features of Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S:
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is one of the first Xperia smartphones to launch with the new 2.3.4 Gingerbread upgrade and includes all the features like Google Talk with Video Chat and enhanced Facebook inside Xperia functionality.
In addition, this smartphone will feature the world’s first 3D sweep panorama functionality powered by Sony where images can be captured and then viewed in 3D by connecting it to a 3D TV using the HDMI output.
Key features of Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V:
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is one of the first new products to launch with the new software and will include all the features like Google Talk with Video Chat, 3D sweep panorama and enhanced Facebook inside Xperia functionality. Building on the success of the original Sony Ericsson Xperia neo launched earlier this year, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V takes the latest Android software for smartphones and the best of Sony entertainment experiences, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, to even more markets. Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V will be available in Asia-Pacific, including Singapore, from Q4 2011.
Sony Ericsson will also be releasing a comprehensive upgrade to its 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphone range to include new functionality and features starting from October 2011:
Detailed specifications of the Sony Ericsson neo V after the break:
For those game developers who don’t know yet, Sony Ericsson has a new developer programme called “Stand Out”, looking to bring innovative and award-winning content to Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and showcase it on their mobile gaming platform.
Some of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android titles announced and showcased last week:
Half of 2011 is gone, and we take a look at the best of the best Android super phones out there in the market for the 1st half of 2011. All these phones (with the exception of LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix) are running the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with their own unique customizations. There is a reason why these phones will only hold their place as the best in the 1st half of 2011, because in the 2nd half of 2011 before the year ends, we will see more powerful Android phones scheduled to be released using quad-cores, and running the new version of Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich, providing a completely new super phone experience. And now, we have the best top 5 phones from the 5 Android super phones manufacturers (in no particular order):
Here’s a table of comparison between the 5 devices:
|LG Optimus 2X||Samsung GALAXY S II||HTC Sensation||Sony Ericsson Xperia arc||Motorola Atrix|
|Android OS||2.2 Froyo (Upgradable to 2.3 Gingerbread)||2.3.x Gingerbread||2.3.x Gingerbread||2.3.x Gingerbread||2.2 Froyo (Upgradable to 2.3 Gingerbread)|
|CPU||1GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tegra 2||1.2GHz Cortex A9 Dual-core||Qualcomm 1.2GHz Dual-Core Scorpion, Adreno 220 GPU||Qualcomm 1GHz Scorpion, Adreno 205 GPU||1GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset|
|Display||4” 480 x 800 IPS LCD||4.27” 480 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus||4.3” 540 x 960 qHD||4.2” 480 x 854 LCD||4” 540 x 960 qHD|
|Custom UI||Optimus UI 2.0||TouchWiz 4.0||Sense UI 3.0||Rachael UI||Motoblur UI|
|Battery||1500 mAh||1650 mAh||1520 mAh||1500 mAh||1930 mAh|
|Camera||8 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED Flash
1.3 MP front camera
|8 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED Flash
2 MP front camera
|8 MP rear camera with auto focus and dual LED flash
VGA front camera
|8 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash
(No front camera)
|5 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash
VGA front camera
|Retail Price||SGD$888||SGD$998||SGD$838||SGD$888||SGD$988 (with HD Multimedia Dock)|
I’m always asked which phone I’ll recommend to people, and which phone I’ll buy if I had the money. Well, if I’m looking for the best of the best of all Android phones, I’ll get the Samsung GALAXY S II which will be out in Singapore by the end of June 2011.
I highly recommend the Samsung GALAXY S II because it has the best all rounded specifications, together with the Super AMOLED Plus screen (which dramatically reduces battery usage) and large battery capacity of 1650 mAh, you’ll be able to use this phone the whole day without charging up (the biggest complaint against Android phones).
My only complaint about the Samsung GALAXY S II is that it’s way too thin for my hands (which isn’t such a bad thing for many people), and TouchWiz UI. In terms of customized UI, HTC Sensation has got the best so far with the new Sense UI 3.0 bringing “Active Lockscreen” into the picture, enabling the possibility of music controller on the lockscreen, one of the biggest requests from everyone who wants to use (or has used) Android. But hey, that’s software and it will eventually be on every Android phone soon (I hope).
What do you guys think of the Best Android Super Phones in 1H 2011? Which do you like?
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
PC Show price: $838 (RRP: $888)
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
PC Show price: $698 (RRP: $888)
Special Edition Harry Potter-themed Spiro
PC Show bundle: one Harry Potter Spiro + one normal edition Spiro@ $288 (RRP: $188)
Xperia X10 HD – PC Show price: $568 (RRP: $638)
Xperia X8 – PC Show price: $268 (RRP: $338)
Cedar – PC Show price: $158 (RRP: $198)
Zylo – PC Show price: $188 (RRP: $228)
|Accessories||PC Show price|
|1. Bundle A: Wireless Portable Speaker MBS-200 + 8GB microSD™ card||$88|
|2. Bundle B: Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600 + Car Charger AN300||$98|
|3. Bundle C: Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600 + Standard Battery BST41 (free desktop charger)||$138|
|4. Bluetooth® Handsfree VH700||$58|
|5. Standard Battery BST41 (free desktop charger)||$78|
|6. Bluetooth® Handsfree VH410||$49|
|7. Hi-Fi Stereo Headset MH610||$39|
|8. Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600||$79|
|9. Wireless Portable Speaker MBS-200||$68|
|10. Micro- USB charger EP700||$38|
|11. Car Charger AN300||$28|
|12. Stereo Portable Handsfree HPM-77||$29|
|13. Bluetooth® Watch MBW-150/200||$118|
|14. Fitness Experience Pack XP110||$98|
The Sony Ericsson PC Show 2011 brochures are below:
Get your thumbs ready gamers! The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY just became even hotter. 20 new games are now scheduled to come to your Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY phone for more fun puzzling action adventure gaming experience.
Of course, my most anticipated game will be the ever popular indie game Minecraft from the Swedish indie developer Mojang, currently setting the industry alight. Minecraft is one of the fastest growing game franchises in history, with over eight million registered users announced to date and over 50,000 new players joining every day.
Sony Ericsson is also launching a programme to support and find new upcoming innovative developers called “Stand out from the crowd”, which enables game developers to become part of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY story and get their games the profile they need.
New Android Games Exclusive on Xperia™ PLAY:
New Games coming soon on Xperia™ PLAY:
The new games announced today will be released in the coming months.