Two high-profile Android devices received hints today about their potential future homes (carriers).
AT&T has been Sony Ericsson’s biggest supporter as of late so we assumed the Xperia Play might be headed their way, but a leak at Wirefly suggested that Verizon might get the “PlayStation Phone” first. Wirefly already updated their comparison chart to list the carrier as “to be determined” instead of Verizon, but they are one of the largest online retailers of smartphones so we trust they would know the carrier ahead of time and accidentally let it slip out.
Next we learned that the Motorola Xoom tablet will be making its way to AT&T sometime in 2011. Our friends at AllThingsD conducted an interview with AT&T Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher where he confirmed they will be launching several Android tablets including the Xoom. No release date was specified, but I expect we will see the Xoom on AT&T in the second half of 2011 after their LTE network launches.
It’s a little surprising to see Verizon go after the Xperia Play after they just switched their focus to the iPhone, but Android is still an important part of their strategy and I guess they don’t want AT&T to steal their Droid customers.