The road is almost over for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on Verizon. Big Red announced this morning that it will be available for pre-order on May 19 and in stores on May 26 for $ 199 with a two-year contract. That’s the same Xperia Play we first got our hands on at Mobile World Congress in February, with all its Playstation goodness.
Need a repeat of the specifications? Here goes:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Playstation-like controllers
- 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® II processor with Adreno 205 GPU
- Adobe® Flash® Player
- 4-inch multitouch screen
- 5 megapixel rear camera
- Front VGA camera for photos and video chats
- Preloaded with seven games – Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6, Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, Tetris
- Support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail ™, YouTube ™, Google Talk ™, Google Search ™, Google Maps ™, and access to over 200,000 apps that can be downloaded from Android Market ™
- Mobile hotspot capability – share a 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi devices
Yep, we’re more than a little excited to get our game going on this, folks. Full press after the break.
Verizon Wireless and Sony Ericsson take mobile gaming to the next level with the Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY
The world’s first PlayStation® certified smartphone combines PlayStation® quality gaming experience with the latest Android smartphone technology
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ, May 17, 2011 / PRNewswire / – Conduct conference calls, send emails, and win the biggest soccer game, all on one device. The Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY, for Verizon Wireless, redefines mobile gaming by combining all the features customers expect from a fully featured smartphone with the ultimate gaming experience.
Powered by Android ™ 2.3, Gingerbread, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY will come pre-loaded with seven game titles, including Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior (Digital Legends), Asphalt 6: Adrenaline (Gameloft), The Sims 3 (EA), Star Battalion (Gameloft), Crash Bandicoot (Sony PlayStation) and Tetris. Customers can expand their video game library with more than 50 game titles available for download through V CAST Apps at launch. Customers easily become gamers with the retractable gamepad that reveals a directional keyboard, dual analog joystick, two shoulder buttons and the four iconic PlayStation® symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.
1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® II processor with Adreno 205 GPU
Adobe® Flash® Player
4-inch multitouch screen
5 megapixel rear camera
Front VGA camera for photos and video chats
Support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail ™, YouTube ™, Google Talk ™, Google Search ™, Google Maps ™, and access to more than 200,000 apps available for download from Android Market ™
Mobile hotspot capability – share a 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi devices
Price and availability:
The Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY will be available for pre-order online May 19 at www.verizonwireless.com and in stores May 26 for $ 199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY customers must subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk subscription and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans start at $ 39.99 for monthly access, and an unlimited data plan for smartphones is $ 29.99 for monthly access.
The gaming experience can only get better as additional games are created. Developers have the flexibility to focus on content and not worry about binary file sizes when submitting apps to V CAST Apps. Developers can visit http://developer.verizon.com/play for more information on game development for the Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN, or go to www.verizonwireless.com. To learn more about Sony Ericsson Xperia ™ PLAY, visit www.sonyericsson.com.