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Just under a month ago, Rogers launched the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, the world's first PlayStation certified mobile device. The PLAY runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has an impressive range of features. It has a 4" (480x854) touchscreen display, and is powered by a 1GHz processor, along with 512MB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera along with a VGA front facing camera for video calling. Sony Ericsson has included their custom UI/launcher TimeScape, which has changed dramatically since the X10 line-up. The most unique feature is its PlayStation style game pad, which can be used for a variety of PLAY optimized games including PS1 Classics. So, how does the PLAY hold up as a smartphone and for gaming?

Beginning with the hardware, the PLAY is very nicely designed. It is a little bit thick compared to most current devices, but that is expected with the full game pad hidden under the screen. It has 3.5mm headset and microUSB ports on the left edge, while the right edge holds the volume and shoulder keys. Even though the casing is made of plastic, it feels relatively sturdy and durable, and the sliding mechanism is surprisingly solid. When you slide out the game pad, the PLAY really starts to shine, bringing that familiar PlayStation feel to your phone. The device fits fairly well in your hands when slid open, but might take a little bit of getting used to. The touchpads meant for use where joysticks or analog sticks would normally come into play, are a nice addition to the controls, though very strange to use at first. Like most gamers know, any new controller design takes some time to get completely accustomed to, and the PLAY's game pad is no exception. Still, it really brought a new element to mobile gaming, one previously found only in devices like the PSP or Nintendo DS. After using the Xperia PLAY, games on touchscreen-only devices seem weak and difficult to play, so beware when trying out your friend's new PLAY.




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The games themselves are entertaining, and the PLAY comes with 6 full version titles built-in: NFL 11, Star Battalion HD, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, and Tetris. There are 5 more PS1 games available for purchase in Market for $5.75 USD each, and about 50 other PLAY optimized games and apps. Crash Bandicoot ran well and gives a great idea of what PS1 games will be like on the device. The sports games (Madden NFL 11 and FIFA 10) are great fun, and far more complex than you might think, and the other games were just as entertaining and immersive. Unfortunately Tetris didn't make use of the slide-out controls, but it is a simple enough game that the touchscreen is fine.




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As a smartphone alone, the PLAY runs just as well as most current Android handsets. OS 2.3 Gingerbread performs well, and TimeScape doesn't seem to have as strong of an impact on performance as with the X10. The application tray features custom sorting, and there are a variety of widgets pre-installed. There are media widgets that include music controls, shortcuts, and a scrolling image/video wheel. There are also a couple of clock widgets available, all of which can be used on any of the 5 home screens.

Other parts of the device that are worth mentioning include the display and camera. The display isn't very bright when turned all the way up, though it can get you by. To those who normally enjoy very bright and crisp displays like super AMOLED equipped devices may be let down however. The Camera is of decent quality, coming in at 5MP with an LED flash. It actually handles close-up shots very well, though mid and long range photos are of average quality. It can also record video at WVGA resolution, and surprisingly doesn't capture at 720p. Videos recorded with the PLAY are also average, looking great on your mobile screen but mediocre on larger displays.




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Lastly, battery life. The PLAY surprisingly held up very well, lasting longer than many devices in the current market. Even while gaming for a few hours, the battery indicator only dropped a sliver. Unfortunately it still doesn't compare to the life of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 or a few other devices, but considering its large screen and game pad, does very well.

Overall, the Xperia PLAY is a great device. It is a full-featured Android smartphone and really makes mobile gaming possible. Kudos to Sony Ericsson for producing a great, and very unique device! Hopefully they continue to create great handsets that stand-out and bring a new element to smartphones.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is available from Rogers for $99.99 on a 3 year term or $549.99 contract free.


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Bell has announced an addition to their Mobile TV feature, offering up live CFL games to subscribers. Customers who subscribe for the service, which costs $8 monthly plus data usage charges, will be able to watch all regular season and playoff CFL games produced by TSN and RDS on their handsets. Bell has previously offered coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, as well as the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, so this latest addition should please Canadian sports fans even more.


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Rogers announced yesterday that their On Demand Mobile application will soon be launching, and with it will be optional live FIFA World Cup coverage. Subscriptions to Rogers On Demand Mobile will be available to iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android device users, and will cost $5/month providing access to content from partners such as MTV, CBC, and Sportsnet. For a $10 one-time fee, subscribers can gain access to a wide variety of FIFA World Cup content, including live streaming of every game, post-game highlights, etc.

Once made available, the Rogers On Demand Mobile application will be available in Apple App Store, Android Marketplace, and through the Rogers WAP Portal.


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It's really a big day for Sony Ericsson Canada today! First with the devices being in stores a day before the official launch, now a Rogers Wireless employee sent in a tip that the Sony Ericsson X10's siblings, the X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro are coming soon to Rogers with a target date of June.

These are both Android-powered devices that are similar to the X10 which is in stores today. The X10 Mini sports a 2.5inch screen compared to its big brother's 4 inch screen and a 600mhz processor. The camera has been scaled down to a 5 megapixels.

The only difference from the X10 Mini pro resides in the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Early estimates have these devices retailing for approximately 50$ on a 3 year contract, which will be a great entry level smartphone.


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Since March 15th, Rogers stores received Samsung?s latest hybrid phone, the Corby Pro. This device sports a full 2.8?QVGA touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which reminds us of a mix between the Forever and the Gravity. So everytime you will touch the screen, it will give you a vibrating feedback and when you slide out the keyboard, the screen auto-orientates. The keyboard is sporting bigger keys than the Gravity, which will help to type faster. What differentiates this handset from the competition (the LG Xenon) is its 3.0 Mp camera with WiFi! This will be a hit for customers looking for a device that will give them access to all their social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and My Space, without having to subscribe to a costly data package. The Samsung Corby Pro retails for 274,99$, but if you are willing to commit to a 3 year contract, it will only cost you 69.99$. Don?t forget that if you subscribe before March 31st, your activation fees will be waived and you will get your early evening clock for free!


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The Motorola Mike i877 are already offer by Telus in black but Telus add a new color to this popular device. For memory, the Mike i877 design by Pininfarina fine Italian sports cars, work under the new Phoenix platform with the addition of the ?push to open? flips. A 1.3 mega pixels camera, a Bluetooth connection and the VibraCall technologies made the Mike i877 a very good Mike device. Telus sale this device 149$ with a 3 years agreement.


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It is now official after several months of rumor, here is the BlackBerry Pearl Telus. IT is a BlackBerry costs while running on a new operating system BlackBerry. It has a GPS and still looks much BlackBerry Pearl 8100, which was already available from Rogers. Facebook application is pre-loaded in this Blackberry, good thing for FaceBook user. A another application is pre-loaded in the Telus Blackberry 8130 is Pocket Express who provide news, weather, sports, stocks marker and travel service. The camera is good quality with 2.0 mega-pixels ans video recording capability. A good thing is the headset jack with 3.5mm. Telus says you can download 5 time faster on Telus network than on Rogers EDGE network. It will be available at a price of 499.99 without a contract and 199.99 with a contract for 3 years.


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The Canadians will be able to listen to the diffusion of Super Bowl XLI on their radio operator Sirius satellite. Several stations will be available and, even in several languages, here is the list.
- Indianapolis Colts team broadcast - channel 125
- Chicago Bears team broadcast - channel 123
- Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports broadcast - channel 124
- Westwood One Spanish broadcast (Espangol - Amerique du Sud) - channel 181
- Canal + Spain broadcast (Espagnol) - channel 147
- NTV + Russia broadcast (Russe) - channel 143
- France 2 broadcast (Francais) - channel 110
- NHK Japan broadcast (Japonais) - channel 107
- SMG broadcast (Chinois Mandarin) - channel 119
- ARD broadcast (Allemand) - channel 130



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Disney Mobile will terminate a portion of its mobile subsidiary, Mobile ESPN, on 21 December. This concept was based on having a cell and remain at all times informed of new sports, watch sports content, has not really had the desired effect. There was even a program of buying cell sold under the ESPN brand, but is awaiting more information. Often travel to the United States, I saw only one person with several cellular location or could buy.


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