It was no secret that the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY was coming to Verizon. The company made it official today by announcing the phone via a press release and giving release dates. The Xperia PLAY will be available for pre-order starting this Thursday, May 19, at www.VerizonWireless.com. It will finally be released in stores beginning on May 26. The phone will cost $199.99 with a two-year customer agreement.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and come pre-loaded with Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris.This phone is meant to be a gaming phone, looking similar to the PSP with a directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons, and four iconic Playstation symbol keys.
The Xperia PLAY also has some impressive internals that will make playing games a great experience. It comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor, A 4-inch multi-touch display, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera, and Adobe Flash support.