After almost a month of waiting, Americans will finally get their hands on the super-hyped Sony Xperia PLAY Android Smartphone. Verizon has announced on its official website that this much-anticipated handset will be available from their stores starting May 26.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the first PlayStation-certified Android phone. It is Sony’s attempt to gain traction in the campaign to win more customers away from Motorola, HTC and Samsung. Sony has been struggling in the smartphone business since 2009 but with this brilliant design of the Xperia Play, they hope to gain more market share.
The company is also very generous enough for only asking buyers to pay $199.99 for the Verizon Xperia Play if they sign up for a new 2-year service contract. This gaming smartphone is powered by the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and Verizon is selling them with free 7 games pre-installed already.
Buy the Verizon Xperia Play and you immediately get to enjoy Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. Sony says the U.S. customers may also buy more games from V CAST APPS which have more than 50 Xperia Play games available for sale.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gaming Phone Best Features:
- Dedicated Gamepad with Classic PSP buttons
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor with Adreno 205 GPU
- Adobe Flash Player
- 4-inch multi-touch display
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
- VGA front-facing camera for still shots and video chatting
- Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube,
Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps, and access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market
- Mobile hotspot capability- share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
The Verizon Xperia Play has the same specs as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play UK or Europe version released last April. It has 1GHz Snapdragon II processor and Adreno 205 GPU. The 4.0 inch touchscreen is multi touch capacitive but there’s also sliding gamepad for serious gaming on the go.