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AT&T gets Sony Xperia PLAY 4G in U.S. market

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2011 19:25 User comments (1)

AT&T gets Sony Xperia PLAY 4G in U.S. market World's only certified PlayStation smartphone comes to AT&T stores this month.
Sony Ericsson and AT&T announced this week that the Xperia PLAY smartphone will be available in AT&T stores throughout the United States from later this month. The smartphone is available through major carriers around the world, including Verizon, America Móvil, Telefónica Movistar, Vodafone, T-mobile and Orange.

There are currently 150 optimised titles available to download for Xperia PLAY, including Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dead Space 2 and Minecraft Pocket Edition.

“Xperia PLAY is the only true gaming smartphone and Sony Ericsson is creating a new and unique market category. Games are the most popular content for smartphones and Xperia PLAY users are at the forefront in downloading content. This presents a major opportunity for operators," said Steve Walker, Global Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson.

AT&T will market the smartphone as "Xperia PLAY 4G supporting HSPA+" with an exclusive "stealth blue" color. It will be available as a smartphone package complete with accessories including the Sony Ericsson Multimedia Dock DK300 and MC100 music cable.

n addition, the device is pre-loaded with seven games, some of which are exclusive, at no additional cost including:
  • Dungeon Defenders Second Wave by Trendy Entertainment
  • Asphalt 6 Adrenaline by Gameloft
  • Star Battalion by Gameloft
  • Madden NFL 11 by Electronic Arts
  • The Sims 3 by Electronic Arts
  • Tower Bloxx: My City by Digital Chocolate
  • Crash Bandicoot by SCEA/Naughty Dog/Universal
Xperia PLAY 4G will be available in AT&T stores from September 18th 2011 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.

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110.9.2011 17:36

Ummm...and exactly how many game downloads does it take to destroy your bandwidth limits on these phone providers. Phone looks interesting, but I'd only get it on Sprint if I planned to play any games. Pretty sure just one game is going to blow your basic 200mb data plan limit on AT&T.

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