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Sony Xperia PLAY now $99.99 on the Verizon Wireless Network

by: Russell -
More On: Xperia Play
Need a new cell phone?  Want to play some games on that new phone?  Sony recently announced that the Sony Ericsson's Xperia PLAY is now $99.99 with a new two-year agreement on the Verizon Wireless Network.  The Xperia PLAY comes 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.  When I went to the MLG event in Columbus a while back, I took the opportunity to check out the Xperia PLAY and played a bit of Crash Bandicoot.  It's not too bad, and the game itself looks really nice.  If you're in the market for a new phone and want a nice gaming experience with it, it's definitely worth checking out.





WHAT:                 The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, is now available for $99.99 with a new two-year agreement. The Xperia™ PLAY 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 comes 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 will have more than 100 games optimized for Xperia™ PLAYavailable for download via V CAST Apps and Android Market by the end of the year.  Gaming has never been like this on a phone with the slide out game pad revealing a directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons and the four iconic PlayStation® symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.


Additional Features:     

·         1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor with Adreno 205 GPU

·         Adobe Flash Player

·         4-inch multi-touch display

·         5 Megapixel rear facing camera

·         VGA front facing camera for still shots and video chatting

·         Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™

·         Mobile Hotspot capable- share 3G connection with up to five WiFi-enabled devices


Pricing and Availability:

·         The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be available for $99.99 with a new two-year agreement  beginning July 18 in store and online, http://specialoffers.verizonwireless.com/seasonal/2011/backtoschool/.

·         Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.