Sony proposes Xperia Play with dual keyboards after they achieve the patent for a device with two sliding mechanisms in addition to the display. How will the dual keyboard works in a smartphone? I'm quite curious.
One of the latest patents filed by Sony suggests the presence of two sliding keyboards on one device. Technology that would integrate a full QWERTY keyboard and a joystick similar to the Xperia Play.
Two sliding panels on a single mobile phone, this is the next concept that Sony would want to work, and that the brand has recently patented.
The firm has obviously not yet reported above, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on its website that displays the patent in question. The patent explains that each particular sliding panel should be independent of each other to be deployed.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies. It was unveiled on February 2011 and released on March 2011. This Smartphone model is now discontinued. It measures 119 x 62 x 16 millimeters and weighs 175 grams.
It uses mini-SIM card and has LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution. It supports multi-touch featuring Touch-sensitive gaming controls, PSP-like gaming buttons, and Timescape UI. It runs on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread powered by Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2 chipset, 1.0 GHz Scorpion processor, and Adreno 205 GPU. It supports microSD expandable up to 32 GB.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Smartphone runs on 512 MB RAM with 400 MB internal storage. The primary camera supports 5 megapixels with LED flash and autofocus featuring geo-tagging. It can record video in 720p and has a secondary VGA camera.
It has 3.5-millimeter jack with Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and hotspot support, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR support, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support, and microUSB 2.0 with USB Host. It has built-in compass, proximity, and accelerometer sensors. The pre-installed web browser supports WAP 2.0/xHTML and HTML5 with Adobe Flash support. Java is supported via Java MIDP emulator.
It runs on removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery with standby time up to 425 hours on 2G and 413 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 8 hours 25 minutes on 2G and 6 hours 25 minutes on 3G. It is available in orange, black, white, and stealth blue (for Play 4G) colors.