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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will not be a Verizon exclusive

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will not be a Verizon exclusive
Sony Ericsson is trying hard to learn from its mistakes. CTO Jan Uddenfeldt told Fierce Wireless in an interview that the joint venture has learned from the problems it has had in the past updating its Android phones to the latest OS build. The executive said, "a year ago, the awareness of the importance of being on the latest Android release wasn't in the company." All of Sony Ericsson's new Android releases will feature Gingerbread under the hood.

In the interview, Uddenfeldt also said that while Sony Ericsson is excited to have Verizon as a new foothold in the U.S market, Big Red might not be the only U.S. carrier to get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and that the "PlayStation phone" might end up being launched on multiple carriers in the States. The CTO added that the phone will launch with 5 or 10 pre-loaded games. 50 to 60 titles will be available from the Android Market, specifically for the device.

It all looks like a big positive for the joint venture as previously Sony Ericsson could not find even one U.S. operator to subsidize any of its Xperia handsets. Combine this with the manufacturer's newly found dedication to Android OS upgrades, the possible launch of an LTE device and it looks like Sony Ericsson could be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Android handsets in the U.S. this year.

source: FierceWireless

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posted on 18 Feb 2011, 11:41 1

1. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


WOO! im glad to hear this down with exclusivity!

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 13:54

2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Hopefully it'll hit Sprint, be reasonably priced, have 4G, and come out within the next two or three months.

posted on 19 Feb 2011, 13:54

5. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Sure just that, cheap, 4g, and now! lol

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 21:13

3. snowgator (Posts: 3222; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Hopefully, all of S.E. phones will be reasonably priced, be on the more powerful 4G or LTE, and be an option for summer. My daughter has gone through more phones in her young cell phone life then most do in a lifetime, and her Sony Ericson was one phone that held up well to her abuse.

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 23:36

4. Dre (unregistered)


PLEASE SPRINT, please for the love of god, Sprint get this phone! It may not be duel -core or 4G but for a gamer like me it's nearly perfect.

posted on 20 Feb 2011, 13:46

6. jonsey (unregistered)


Get ride of that clusterfuck OS, and this phone would be amazing.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 14:22

7. cookie (unregistered)


what about fricken at&T are they getting this phone or not who cares about verizon they suck we have at&t because my friend travels out of state and verizon doesnt have coverage like to washington and oregon crescent city koos bay thats why

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 16:01

8. Gib (unregistered)


Idc who has it ill switch to witch ever provider that has it

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 13:28

9. kendaman (unregistered)


Sprint, if you don't get this phone available to your customers, reasonably priced, by the first of april, like Verizon will, I will dump you guys like the load of dirt you are! I am going to whatever company has this thing first! Sprint sux flesh marbles anyway! Poor customer service, outsourced to some third world sand country! Here's a hint Sprint - I don't want to talk to someone I can't understand! Especially when I am already aggravated anyway. Ya, and I really believe the bitches name was "Amber"!!!!!

posted on 10 Apr 2011, 13:05

10. xperia (unregistered)


sprint better get this phone it will be very good for gamers like me

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