Verizon Launching PlayStation Phone on May 26

18 May 2011 | Android , Smartphone , Sony Ericsson , Verizon Wireless | 0 comments


sony ericsson xperia play frontNot even two months after the official launch, Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless are set to debut the world's first PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play, in the United States on May 26.

Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Xperia Play will come equipped with a 1GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor, a 4-inch capacitive multi-touch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) display, a 5.1 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and image stabiliser, 400 MB of internal memory, 8GB microSD card, 3.5 mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Gaming wise, the Play will come pre-loaded with seven games including Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot and Tetris. At launch, there will be more than 50 games available for download through V CAST Apps.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be available for pre-order online starting May 19, and in stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. Xperia Play customers will need a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. The Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.