DOCOMO Unveils Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D Smartphone — PlayStation™Certified Android Smartphone with Real Game Controller —
TOKYO, JAPAN, --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. today unveiled the docomo Smartphone Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D, a PlayStation™Certified smartphone that delivers a unique combination of smartphone functionality and immersive gaming. Sale begins in Japan this fall.
In landscape mode, the Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D boasts a slide-out gaming control equipped with two analog touch pads and left/right shoulder buttons, including a digital D pad and four action buttons with signature icons — cross, square, circle and triangle. Xperia™ PLAY Game Launcher, an exclusive app from Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, enables users to find content designed specifically for the Xperia™ PLAY. Users also can enjoy a huge assortment of games from PlayStation®Store, Android Market™, game-maker sites and more.
In portrait mode, the Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D offers all the benefits associated with Sony Ericsson’s existing range of high-spec Xperia™ smartphones, including extra-fast HSDPA downlink (max. 14 Mbps) in DOCOMO’s FOMA™ HIGH-SPEED service areas. The Android™ smartphone provides best-in-class entertainment experiences thanks to its 4.0-inch VGA display, Flash® Player 10.3 and POBox Touch 4.3, a unique predictive text-input system for fast, easy typing in either Japanese or English.
Pre-orders for the Xperia™ PLAY SO-01D will be accepted from the middle of October at docomo shops.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 58 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.com for more information.
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