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Verizon slashes the price of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY to $99.99

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Verizon slashes the price of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY to $99.99
Nowadays, there are a host of things that handsets need to bring to the table in order to be deemed as a worthwhile high-end smartphone at $199.99 on-contract. For starters, we expect handsets to feature things like dual-core processors, the ability to shoot in 1080p, and at least packing along 4G connectivity of some sort – these are things that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY lacks.

Surprisingly enough, the handset just received one fitting price chop from Verizon that manages to place it more in line to what its specs perceive it to be nowadays, which so happens to be a mid-range device. Priced at $99.99 with a 2-year contract now, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY just might see more life with its gaming centric purpose – especially now that AT&T is on the verge of releasing their own model. But more importantly, the adjusted price undoubtedly fits perfectly with its regarded mid-range specs.

Previously at $200, it definitely was hard to see this one competing against the likes of the Motorola DROID X2 and even Big Red’s trio of 4G LTE smartphones. Still, gamers all around might now be able to take the plunge.

source: Verizon via Android and Me

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posted on 21 Jul 2011, 09:04 1

1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Now why would I bother buying a Playstation phone with inferior specs and lackluster gaming? Better off with a higher end phone with a PSP

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 09:04 1

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Plus we all know the iPhone is a far better game player than the XP is.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 09:37

3. corporateJP (Posts: 1587; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


You know, I really used to like you until I found out you're a mark.

An iPhone mark.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:25

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


u mad?

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 12:21

7. lollol (unregistered)


b/c this kid is a troll and needs to get out more.... see the sunlight........ not light from his computer screen.......

THUMBS UP IF YOU AGREE

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:25

11. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh boohoo, Miz is a troll because he isn't an Androne. Btw, I get plenty of sunlight and pleasure from my woman.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 10:22

5. Goldeneye (Posts: 355; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


If you love the iphone so much why you keep reading about android? I suspect that you wish you had more choices from apple like Android does

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:27

12. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


More choic-[Forced Closes] on Android to get inconsi[Forced Closes] updates and loads of bloa[Forced Closes]?

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 10:07 1

4. ryq (unregistered)


another much hype phone which turn out to be a dud just like the arc. sony ericsson still dont know how to make phones for the world market. they should look at samsung and try to learn a thing or two.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 10:34 1

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I tend to agree! This phone launched with tons of hype that turned into nothing! I disappointment indeed!

I always used to like Sony-Ericsson, but the products they've been releasing lately really leave a lot to be desired! It's a shame really!

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 12:48 1

8. iphone balls (unregistered)


an iphone looks just like my balls, small and hairy. nasty little trolls look like my balls too. hahahahah :)

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:27

13. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


That was so stupid and lame

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 16:11

9. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


It seems like someone isnt selling

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 20:26

14. Matness23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


Yeah these things needed a price drop, they just arent selling. In our store atleast...

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