Nothing like an afternoon break from news to view someone dressed up as the Android mascot and dancing around in some random mall to terrible music. This time our lively little dancer is in Malaysia tearing it up for more people in celebration of the Xperia Arc. It's almost like a strip tease though as the banner on the Android slowly falls off.
Sony Ericsson must have hired a few people to sit around and think up ideas for strange, weird, disturbing or cool promotional videos for the Xperia Play. So far, after the sweatshop videos and the Kristen Schaal videos, they seem to be pretty on point with the strange and disturbing side of things. Looks like the new ads are shooting for cool next.
Perhaps this little bit of info may take some of the steam out of GeoHot being so eager to jailbreak the Xperia Play. Sony Ericsson has announced that all new Xperia phones will be able to have their bootloaders unlocked in a secure and legal way to allow advanced developers access to all the good stuff inside.
If you follow gaming new at all, and by at all we mean even glancing at a gaming news website by accident, then you already know who GeoHot is and that Sony is suing him for hacking the PS3. Well he left to go vacation in South America and Sony has accused him of fleeing to South America instead to ditch the case or something to that effect.
Alright so yesterday we posted about the awesome dancing Android robot celebrating the Xperia Arc in some random mall somewhere in the world. While he got down to business busting moves all over the place, the music for a lot of people was unfitting it seems. So what does society do in this case? Make a remix.
The dancing Android robot has become a staple at events these days... or random malls. We've seen it everywhere from the MiKandi video to pretty much anywhere you pay some person to dress up in an Android costume and dance. However this little guy has decided to spring up in some mall with techno music.
Alright well maybe it isn't a 'satanic' message when one of the videos is played backwards but it is pretty freaky nonetheless. Sony Ericsson, however, is continuing with the tradition they have created with releasing more slightly disturbing promo videos for the Xperia Play. Of course this makes us happy and we hope they see TV time.
The T-Mobile version of the Optimus 2X by LG was rumored to be coming and was even spotted in a picture as booths were being set up at CTIA. Well it has now been officially announced with the name G2X which was recently leaked as well. This will be T-Mobile's first dual-core Android phone and also the first to come pre-loaded with nVidia's Tegra Zone app.
Well CTIA has started today and one bit of news coming out already regarding the Xperia Play is that at least one North American model of the phone will be heading for Verizon. While we say one model, that is because there are rumors it will eventually land on all carriers in the USA. However, the Verizon one is the first one spied with actual branding.
In what can only be looked at as down right annoying for anyone who has just recently purchased a new Android phone (or any phone for that matter) from T-Mobile, if this apparent merger goes through, you'll need to replace it already with one that supports AT&T 3G bands if you want to have 3G speeds.
Well all of our UK-based readers are getting a little bit of good news this morning regarding the Xperia Play. It seems that Sony Ericsson is giving you a chance to win one during a bunch of pre-launch competitions. There are a total of 10 Xperia Play phones being given away through various news sites between now and launch time.