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Currently at $1300 on eBay, this limited edition Minecraft-themed Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play phone was purportedly designed by the game’s creative team and is being auctioned for charity. In related news, continue reading to watch the top 5 most amazing custom Minecraft maps / objects.

As one of the headline games of the new platform, it’s no surprise that Minecraft is getting a little official love – today, it takes the form of a truly sweet looking Minecraft-themed Xperia Play. It’s being sold by Mojang themselves, so you know it’s for real.

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, better known as the PSP Phone or PlayStation Phone, has produced a lot of chatter on the internet, and rightfully so. Featuring a zippy 1-GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, 400MB of RAM, 5.0-megapixel camera, and a crisp 854 x 480 display. Continue reading for the videos. Click here for more pictures. Here’s the bottom line:

So with almost no differentiating software of its own, the Play is really relying on the strength of its gamepad to round up willing participants in its gaming revolution. We concur that that’s indeed the phone’s main strength, with good ergonomics and an extremely durable sliding mechanism.

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After dozens of leaks and spy shots, Sony has officially confirmed the Xperia Play with these official pictures along with a batch of videos. Just to recap, it features a 1.0-GHz Snapdragon processor, Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and Qualcomm Adreno 205 graphics. It’s set for release on the Verizon Wireless network this spring. Videos after the break. Click here for more official pictures.

The phone comes preloaded with a “legendary” PSone game of the undisclosed variety, as well as a bevy of popular Android games including Asphalt 6, The Sims 3 and Tetris, and Sony Ericsson promises a library of 50 additional titles available at launch from 20 publishing partners.

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Coming soon to a cell phone distributor near you, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is poised to battle Google’s Nexus S and Apple’s iPhone, at least in the mobile gaming arena. Just to recap, it features a 4.5-inch multi-touch display, an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Well, having touched the actual gamepad on an Xperia Play, we’d be lying if we say we’re not further tempted by it.

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The Sony Ericsson Aspen has been unveiled, and it’s the first smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.5.3. It features a 2.4-inch touchscreen, A-GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Click here for first picture in gallery.

For starters, this release now includes a more finger-friendly layout (no stylus needed even when digging deep into the OS), support for capacitive touchscreens (huzzah!), and acts as a platform to enable multitouch.

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Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Vivaz camera phone has been leaked, and it’s definitely no slouch. Featuring an 8.1-megapixel camera, TV-out, Wi-Fi, 3.2-inch WVGA display, AGPS, and an integrated FM tuner. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

It’ll be available in four colors — Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue, and Venus Ruby — when it launches this quarter in both North American and global 3G variants with quadband EDGE.

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A new Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 hands-on preview shows “a much newer software build that’s dramatically faster and more responsive.” Just to recap, it features a 1-GHz Snapdragon processor and an 8MP camera with smile detection. Video after the break.

There’s nothing much new here in terms of features, but just the fact that the X10 is in the wild and running well is encouraging.

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Now that you’ve been teased, we get a first look at the real Sony Ericsson Rachael UI, and it’s nothing like Android 2.0. No technical specifications have been announced, but we’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. Video after the break.

In fact, we’re rather relieved that Sony Ericsson seems to be addressing Android’s incredibly lackluster media playback interface, the SE “mediascape” version of which dominates this particular video.

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