AT&T will start offering its version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, PlayStation Phone on September 18 and the Xperia Play 4G will be available online and in stores for $49.99 with a two-year contract.It will ship with Android 2.3.3, a 1GHz CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch display (854 x 480) and will arrive in an exclusive stealth blue hue. AT&T customers will also be blessed with a gratis Multimedia Dock (DK300) and MC100 music cable……………
Sony Ericsson announced that Xperia PLAY will be coming to AT&T stores this month throughout the U.S, enabling even more consumers to have access to the industry’s only PlayStation certified smartphone. PLAY offers a broad portfolio of games for all types of gamers, ranging from Minecraft Pocket Edition to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Dead Space 2. In addition, Xperia PLAY provides users with unique social experiences, including Sony Ericsson Facebook inside Xperia, which allows them to share and discover games. The Xperia PLAY 4G has dedicated gaming controls built into the phone through a slide out controller including directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons and the four iconic PlayStation symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle. Running the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) platform, the first PlayStation-certified smartphone in the world features a brilliant 4-inch 480 x 854 screen and stereo speakers. Xperia PLAY is marketed by AT&T as Xperia PLAY 4G supporting HSPA+ and is offeredin an exclusive stealth blue colour. It will be available as a smartphone package complete with accessories including the Sony Ericsson Multimedia Dock DK300 and MC100 music cable. The device will come pre-loaded with seven games, some of which are exclusive.
The Xperia PLAY 4G offers a gamer’s wonderland by providing the on-the-go capabilities of an Android smartphone with the immersive entertainment appeal of a portable gaming device. Along with the great gaming and Android capabilities, the Xperia PLAY 4G from AT&T includes Facebook Inside Xperia, a suite of Facebook functions integrated into various applications, such as friends’ birthdays in the phonebook, a like button in the music player, photo tags in the media gallery, and YouTube video recommendations from friends. The Xperia PLAY 4G arrives in AT&T stores and online on Sept. 18 and will be available for $49.99 after a two-year contract with minimum data plan. “Gamers and smartphone fans alike will delight in the Xperia PLAY 4G’s instant access to gaming and entertainment,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We’re excited to offer a device that allows consumers to have fun while still staying on top of everything in their life.” “Our fans on AT&T have been asking for Xperia PLAY and now we’re giving them everything they need in a smartphone with what they really want – an immersive gaming experience on AT&T’s 4G Network,” said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Ericsson. “In addition to a constantly growing list of games exclusive to and optimized for Xperia PLAY, we know AT&T customers are really going to enjoy the uniquely Sony Ericsson social experience, including Timescape and Facebook Inside.”
- Snapdragon chipset including a 1GHz CPU and Adreno 205 graphics processor (GPU)
- Runs on the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) platform
- Sight and sound: 4″ 480 x 854 screen, up to 60 frames per second graphics, stereo speakers
- Dual camera: 5MP rear and VGA forward-facing, with video recording and chat capabilities over Wi-Fi
- Hundreds of Xperia PLAY optimized games through Android Market or directly from the publishers
- Pre-loaded with seven Xperia PLAY optimized games from publishers such as Gameloft and EA.