Xperia Play on Verizon

After the messy launch of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon's launch of the Xperia Play looks to be right on track.  The pre-order page has gone live, and as announced the pricing is $199.99 with a contract and $449.99 if bought outright.  We also see that orders will ship out by May 25, so it looks like you gamer types can have your PlayStation Phone in your hands the same day they arrive in stores.

While it's not the dual-core monster many are waiting for, looking at Dieter's hands-on from Mobile World Congress we see that the gameplay looks butter smooth.  We also had a chance to fondle them at Google I/O earlier this month, and they are quite snappy performers.  We certainly wouldn't blame you if you picked up one of these beauties.  Join the discussion in the Xperia Play forums to make the wait a bit more tolerable!

Source: Verizon. Thanks, kly412!

 
There are 8 comments

Beezzy says:

A Sony device with a search button?! lol IDK why they dont have it with every Android device they make. It really make a lot of random search stuff easier than finding it on the app.

Coolaaron88 says:

"After the messy launch of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon's launch of the Xperia Play looks to be right on track."

Unless the whole shipment gets stolen jk jk xD

mustangboy88 says:

I can't wait to play the Tegra 2 games on this.....oh wait... a device specifically focused on gaming, and won't be able to take advantage of the more visual stunning graphics and gameplay.

original00 says:

Totally agree. Why they decided not to put a tegra 2/dual core snapdragon/omap proc in this is beyond me. U created a phone centered around gaming that is less capable that phones not centered on gaming???? This would have been ok if this came out last year.

VZW's first Gingerbread phone. Hope this puts some pressure on the Big Three on VZW.

Couldn't ageee with you more!!! Phone after phone gets released and all I see is 2.2. It's getting ridiculous

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djfoo000 says:

Wait, Xperia Play with vanilla Android?