Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, better known as the PlayStation phone is finally making its way stateside and hits Verizon for $200 on-contract, in stores May 26th.You can get PlayStation Certified handset with console-style controls a real D-pad and PlayStation face and shoulder buttons, plus a pair of miniature touchpads for dual-analog gameplay on the go. You’ll also get seven games pre-loaded on the device including Madden NFL 11 and The Sims 3, but you won’t get Sony Ericsson’s custom skin the carrier has instead opted for a mostly stock UI with only some SE wallpapers and widgets…………
Take conference calls, send emails and win football’s biggest game, all on one device. The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for Verizon Wireless, redefines mobile gaming by combining all the features customers expect from a fully-featured smartphone with the ultimate gaming experience.Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will come pre-loaded with seven game titles, including Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior (Digital Legends), Asphalt 6: Adrenaline (Gameloft), The Sims 3 (EA), Star Battalion (Gameloft), Crash Bandicoot (Sony PlayStation) and Tetris. Customers can expand their video game library with more than 50 game titles available at launch for download via V CAST Apps. Customers easily become gamers with the slide out game pad revealing a directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons and the four iconic PlayStation symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.
- 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 Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be available for pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning May 19 and in stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.The gaming experience can only get better as additional games are being created. Developers have the flexibility to focus on content and not worry about binary file sizes when submitting apps to V CAST Apps. Developers can visit http://developer.verizon.com/play for additional information about game development for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.