It seems the blogosphere is abuzz with the news that an EU trademark for the name Xperia Play has been awarded to Sony Ericsson, filed the first of the month.

Companies file for trademarks a lot, so we'll see if this name pans out. If it does, it'll quite possibly be the worst marketing decision by Sony Ericsson yet, and may indicate that the Sony mother-ship wants to reserve the Playstation phone name for a later, cooler, probably proprietary-OS device. So, you may actually want this rumor not to be true.

Source: OMHI via Engadget

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  • Shinsen

    This makes sense. Sony has been very reluctant to allow Ericsson to have control of the Playstation brand in the past. It's doubtful that there ever will be a Playstation phone, not unless they give up on dedicated gaming hardware, which is possible.

    Still, looking forward to more handsets with dedicated game controls, since this phone is looking more like a pup every day now.