STC launches PlayStation mobile phone package

STC's new package offers the first PlayStation smartphone with 3D gaming support
Sony Ericsson XperiaPLAY has access to more than 150,000 applications.
Sony Ericsson XperiaPLAY has access to more than 150,000 applications.

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Saudi telco STC has introduced a new package for its customers with Sony Ericsson XperiaPLAY PlayStation mobile phones. The offer includes a 250MB SIM card available for six months and vouchers for Wi-Fi connection for a year that can be used at over 2,000 STC hotspots across the Kingdom, the company said.

The first PlayStation certified as an Android smartphone offers 3D gaming support with preloaded games and console control capabilities. The Android phone has access to more than 150,000 applications.

The XperiaPLAY is available at STC outlets across the Kingdom for SR2,999, according to Saudi Gazette, a local newspaper.

Rudiger Odenbach, general manager for Middle East region, Sony Ericsson was quoted in the report saying that the XperiaPLAY is to become popular in Middle East markets as video games are popular throughout the region. He said that the launch of the new device will enable users to enjoy their favourite games over the smartphone.

The launch comes shortly after a blow Sony Online Entertainment had with the security data breach of its online gaming users. Following this, Sony brought in forensic experts to track those responsible for the data theft. In a latest news, Sony Online Entertainment has revealed in its blog post that blamed a file named ‘Anonymous’ found on its servers has been the reason behind the hacks.

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