We've been hearing about a PlayStation Phone since August, with enough leaked video here and there to whet our appetite. But today, Engadget's got a full preview of what we now know as the Sony Xperia Play.
Engadget confirms that the phone will run Gingerbread underneath a 4-inch multitouch 854 x 480 LCD display. It appears to have a 1GHz processor of unknown provenance, a Adreno 205 GPU, and 512MB of RAM that put up some very impressive benchmark scores.
The physical buttons appear to be what you'd expect from any other Android phone: back, menu, home, and search are coupled with your standard power button and volume rocker. Of course, that's until you push the screen up to reveal the control pad.
The controls resemble the regular Dual-shock controller, except there's only one shoulder button per side instead of two. It apparently has some balance issues given the top-heavy display, although they were only able to run games off of emulators. [Engadget]