Part Android phone and part Sony PSP, the games-focussed Xperia Play is all brilliant.
Why choose between an Android smartphone and a cutting-edge games console when you can get the lot with the brilliant Sony Ericsson Xperia Play? With masses of great games, even more apps and the latest greatest version of Android on board, you'll have to go a long, long way to find a better handset.
The Xperia Play is the first ever PlayStation branded phone. And as you'd expect from a handset with Sony's console gaming pedigree, it's got more than enough to keep all sorts of gamers happy. Choose from classic titles from the golden age of PSOne gaming or grab up to the minute PSP games or even completely new titles made specifically for the Play.
Also underscoring the Play's credentials as a serious handheld gaming gadget is so that it features a keypad and physical buttons to give players levels of control that are too often missing from touchscreen-only gaming.
And of course, there's the PlayStation suite too. This brilliant games download store gives you unprecedented access to all the titles you could want and means you never need be short of something new to play.
And because this an Android phone running the latest, greatest Gingerbread version of the operating system, there's no shortage of apps to choose from either. Simply head to the Android Market and you'll be able to pick from tens of thousands of terrific applications, taking in everything from great games to more practical business tools. Best of all is that many are completely free to download.
But before you even download anything new, the Play has plenty of onboard features to keep you occupied. Not least among these is a five megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording, plus a web browser and media player.
Other features include a gloriously colourful, pin-sharp four-inch Bravia touchscreen, support for 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a powerful 1Ghz processor to keep everything ticking over smoothly.