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PopCap to pre-load games on Sony Ericsson Xperia mini smartphones

Some games will be available as fiull version

Games firm PopCap has agreed a deal with mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson to pre-load its games on the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro smartphones.

As part of the deal, titles including Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle will be bundled on handsets to be rolled-out later this summer. Some of the games, such as Chuzzle, will be available as the full version, while Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies and others will be in the form of unlimited trial modes – with the option to purchase full editions of the games using a directly integrated billing service.

"We are delighted to partner with Sony Ericsson to fulfil our promise to Android users and bring PopCap's hit mobile games to an ever-widening base of smartphone users," said Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap's senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile.

"The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini devices are equipped with superior processing power and exceptional screen resolution on the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, which provides an excellent platform for delivering the quality fun that our fans have come to expect."

Fredrik Mansson, global product marketing manager at Sony Ericsson, added that PopCap games "are becoming increasingly popular amongst Android users".

PopCap was recently acquired by Electronic Arts (EA) for $1.3bn.

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