Like clockwork, the thumb-hungry Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson went up on VZW's site, ready for some early pre-order action. It will set you back $199.99 on a 2-year contract and should ship out May 25th to be in your hands by May 26th, all for free.


This Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" phone features a 4" screen, slide-out PlayStation-style controls, a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 GPU, a 5MP rear and VGA front camera, and comes with a bunch of games pre-installed: Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris.


Source: VZW, thanks kly412!

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  • http://androidized.com Lucian Armasu

    For a phone that's coming at the end of May it should've been a dual core. Sure, most games right now still run well on 1 Ghz phones, but you'll have this phone for 2 years, and every self-respected "serious" gamer would get a gaming machine that's future proofed so it can play future games well, too. This phone will probably start to choke on new games a year from now.

  • Burned by Sony before

    Isn't this just an X10 with a gamepad?

    That is one SERIOUSLY outdated phone to be charging $200 for on contract!!!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No, the processor is updated - it's like saying that a Core 2 Duo is the same as Core i7. Just because the clock speed is the same doesn't mean it's the same processor.