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Sony Ericsson has confirmed the imminent launch of the Xperia Play, promising a full revelation set for 13 February, just ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The Sony Ericsson Facebook page, states "Android is ready to play" and shows a familiar image of the PlayStation phone, along with that eerie commercial we were acquainted with last week.

The all-important PlayStation Certification stamp is present too, which verifies what we all knew already: the Xperia Play is not only a phone, but a games console too, almost certainly tapping into the PlayStation Suite gaming platform for Android that Sony announced last month.

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Anyone watching the Superbowl last night will have also seen the news after it broadcast the one-minute advert, in a slot that is believed to have cost Sony Ericsson $6m to snag.

The company says the launch event can be seen through Facebook, and anyone interested should tune in this Sunday at 6pm GMT to "witness a new era in the world of smartphones", apparently. ®

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