Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will not be a Verizon exclusive
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.