Sony Ericsson cell gets into the game.
"Gaming is no longer something you do on your own. It's about having fun with
your friends and interacting with the game," he said in a press release. "We
have used motion sensor technology before in our phones and integrating it into
gameplay is a natural progression."
Sick of playing half-baked games of Snake on your cell phone? So is Sony. The
purveyors of everything Playstation recently pulled back the curtain on what
might well be the Playstation Phone tech-savvy gamers-on-the-go have been
Due out in September, the Sony Ericsson F305 is a pocket-sized slider phone
sporting a slew of features tailor-made for gamers, including dedicated versions
of the familiar O and X buttons as well as motion-sensing control similar to the
Sven Totte, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson, is quick to point out
that they're not just biting Nintendo's style.
The F305 will come pre-loaded with three motion controlled games: bass fishing,
bowling and a jockey game. And while it isn't expecting to compete with high-end
Blackberries, it will support EDGE network speeds and include a 2.0 megapixel
camera, a media player and stereo speakers.
The real question, however, is where Sony's game division fits into all this.
The company behind the Playstation brand has yet to formally announce any plans
to support the phone with titles from its massive library, a move that could
make it a viable threat to both Nintendo's dominant DS handheld and Apple's