For those unwilling to sacrifice the latest hardware (and software) for the rather dated Sony Xperia Play's convenient physical game controls, Gametel has introduced a Bluetooth controller with a familiar button layout that will accommodate just about any Android-powered phone. Even better, the Bluetooth controller has its own battery, charged via micro USB.


Gametel says that the controller is already compatible with over 200 games, and phones powered by Ice Cream Sandwich can make effective use of built-in controller APIs. There's no word yet regarding pricing or availability, but this nifty accessory can definitely be added to the "coming soon" category, and sounds like a promising alternative to unforgiving on-screen controls.

via SlashGear