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Verizon's Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is launching May 26th; pre-orders available May 19th

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Verizon's Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is launching May 26th; pre-orders available May 19th
Gamers all around be aware, but the first PlayStation certified phone is coming to a Verizon Wireless store near you – and you don’t have to wait long to pick one up for yourself!

Big Red announced today that the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY would begin to go on sale starting on May 26th for the usual on-contract price of $199.99. Moreover, if you’re serious about picking one up, you can even place a pre-order starting on May 19th, which is only a mere two days away. Gaming fanatics will be especially ecstatic about this one since it’s your usual high-end smartphone, but it’s geared mostly towards gamers with its slide out gaming pad. Not only that, but the Gingerbread flavored handset will be preloaded with seven game titles – plus, it’ll be supplemented by the vast collection of titles available via V CAST Apps.

Some of its other features include a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor with Adreno 205 GPU, 4” capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, and mobile hotspot functionality.

With a little bit over a week before this all becomes a reality, there’s no arguing that the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will no doubt attract gamers from all corners with its all-in-one capacity.

source: Verizon

Verizon's Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is launching May 26th; pre-orders available May 19th
Verizon's Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is launching May 26th; pre-orders available May 19th

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posted on 17 May 2011, 10:33

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


good news for verizon customers! :D hopefully it will arrive to other carriers

posted on 17 May 2011, 11:39

2. Guest (unregistered)


To bad it isn't 4G.

posted on 17 May 2011, 12:18

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


stock Gingerbread is always nice, Kudos to SE for that but this is defiantly not up my alley. i'm a real gamer but i don't want my phone to be for any more hardcore gaming than an intense session of Angry Birds or Tap Tap Revenge every now and then.

posted on 17 May 2011, 14:32

5. SomeGuy (unregistered)


I'm pretty excited about this. I wanna get my hands on one. If it is as bad ass as I think it is, it may be enough for me to switch from an iPhone... The only lingering thought in my mind is the bad luck I've had with Sony Ericsson phones in the past... They have always been jam packed with feautures, but end up glitching out and failing.

posted on 17 May 2011, 21:51

6. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


May 19th isn't a date for pre-orders. It's the date that the resellers will have. Corporate stores will have it on the 26th, as mentioned.

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