Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play Released In 11 Countries (Sans U.S.A.)

Today marks the release of the world’s first “PlayStation Phone”, the Xperia Play. It’s currently available in 11 countries: UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Gamers in the United States will be seeing Xperia Plays on Verizon sometimes in May, while your foreign counterparts get to enjoy (hopefully) the Xperia Play. 60 games are offered at launch, some of which include N.O.V.A 2, Need for Speed, Asphalt 6 (which is available for free), Assassins Creed Altair’s Chronicles HD and more. Press release, after the break.

Macbook Air 11.6-inch Review

It’s an Apple product, folks. If you’re a hater of the most close-minded and close-sourced manufacturer in the industry, read something else on LaptopMemo. If you’ve realized that Apple has been leading the market in design and innovation for mobile products (read: iPad and iPhone), then continue reading, because you’re smart enough to see things as they truly are. Moving on.

Google +1 Is All About Sharing, And Then Some

Google’s social app button, +1, is rolling out slowly throughout Google searches and Google users. Its main goal is to share among your circle of friends sites and links you find interesting. Soon enough, Google will design a button that is to be used on sites, but for the meantime, it’s search-only in English. When you hit the +1 button (an action which Google dubs, “getting +1’d”) your friends will see it when they see the same search result, knowing that it is something of awesomeness. Google also plans to make +1 an addition to the algorithm of ranking search results in the social section, a smart and pretty obvious move that further refines Google’s Social Search.

This will be something interesting to use. And its possibility of success? Better than average, at the very least. Oh, and an introductory video of Google +1 is after the jump. Via: Google Social Web Blog

In-App Purchasing Is Ready To Go For Android Users

This is it. In-app purchases are available to apps and developers that activate them. Several apps will start off with this functionality, including Tap Tap Revenge 4, which launches for the first time on the Android Market, along with more games with lesser-known statuses. What does this mean, and how does it apply to you? Well, if you wanted to beat a certain level in a game, or acquire something of a nature which isn’t actually available to you, an in-app purchase can change that by charging your credit card (for the amount seen, in-app), and you get the show on the road, immediately. Check out the official Android Developers post for a full list of games using the new feature.

Via: Android Devs, Tap Tap Revenge 4 for Android