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

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

Related phones

Xperia PLAY CDMA
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.66h talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

14 Comments

1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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

2. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

10. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

u mad?

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

11. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

5. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

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.

6. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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!

8. iphone balls unregistered

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

13. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

That was so stupid and lame

9. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

It seems like someone isnt selling

14. Matness23

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.