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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to launch on Verizon?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to launch on Verizon?
As we reported, Sony Ericsson will be introducing the Xperia Play on February 13th. That, of course, is the day before the start of the MWC in Barcelona. From the beginning when the device was a mere concept, to today's pictures showing a side sliding game controller, video game players  have been over eager to get this device in their hands.

Because the phone has yet to be introduced, it is unknown which carrier will be launching the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but Wirefly might have given away the answer to this mystery. In a comparison chart that shows the specs of the Apple iPhone 4 vs. the Xperia Play, it lists Verizon as being the carrier for the Sony Ericsson handset.

Verizon customers could have a tough choice to make. After all, the Xperia Play is no slouch when it comes to specs. The phone will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread installed right out of the box. A 4 inch LCD display weighs in with resolution at 480 x 854, and there is a front-facing camera. Of course, you can't forget that slide-sliding game controller that has game players excited.

Is Wirefly's intelligence correct?  By Sunday evening, we should know. Sony Ericsson has had its troubles finding a carrier to subsidize its smartphones in the U.S., but because the Xperia Play is so unique, the joint-venture does have a good shot at getting a major U.S. carrier to sign on the dotted line.

For a complete look at the comparison chart, click on the source link.

Thanks, MOTOX!

source: Wirefly

Is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play going to launch on Verizon?

Is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play going to launch on Verizon?


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posted on 09 Feb 2011, 02:14

1. goko (unregistered)


hahaha

booth screen is not lcd its led

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 06:43

2. osanilevich (Posts: 244; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


I'm pretty sure they're both LCD, I don't think there are any phones with LED screens. I hope ATT gets the xperia play as well, I don't think verizon needs so many smartphones

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 06:45 1

3. osanilevich (Posts: 244; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


Sony Ericsson never got any love from Verizon anyway, I hope they give ATT a high end, good quality phone in return for all the bad phones they got from them

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 07:02

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


i hope it not excursive and becomes available on 2 or 3 carriers but i guess I'm just dreaming

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 08:34

5. MOTOX (unregistered)


No problem, was just snooping around and though it probably won't happen, now that verizon has lte, could it be a start of something? either way if it lands on att ill buy it off contract as a "new psp" lol.

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 10:20

6. spinelessrabbit (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


verizon gets it first booo

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 10:36

7. TURBOGSX95 (unregistered)


The Galaxy series all have LED displays.

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 12:28

10. Julian (unregistered)


It's AMOLED, NOT LED!

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 16:25

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


xD that's LED technology smart one.

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 11:14

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


well this would be the first time i've ever seen an SE phone even rumored for Verizon. Verizon is going to have so many options it's crazy.

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 11:39

9. Foneguy (unregistered)


Source link has been updated, no carrier is listed now.

posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:44

11. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I don't see it. Not that it wont happen but won't the Xperia Play be available all over the world? So why release it as a CDMA phone and not a GSM? Unless i'm an idiot which I probably am and haven't taken LTE into consideration.

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