Jul 13 AT 6:52 AM Nick Gray 7 Comments

SONY Ericsson XPERIA Play heading to AT&T

While the XPERIA Play made its U.S. debut on Verizon’s network, it looks like SONY Ericsson is looking to expand their reach by offering the phone on AT&T as well. This new information is not coming to us via a fancy press release or leaked information from an AT&T insider. AT&T chose simply to show off the Playstation phone at their holiday preview even in NYC.

AT&T didn’t share details on when they plan to launch the SONY Ericsson XPERIA Play or how much they will be charging for it, but we do know that it will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will come in “Stealth Blue” and standard black. AT&T’s  XPERIA Play is said to be compatible with the carriers  21Mbps HSPA+ 4G network and will of course feature the same 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor and 4-inch display found on the European and Verizon versions of the phone.

From what we can tell, Verizon hasn’t had too much success with the XPERIA Play so far. We’re guessing SONY Ericsson simply wants to get as much exposure as possible for the phone before the holidays.

Have any of you considered purchasing the SONY Ericsson XPERIA Play?

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Daniel

    Mbps, not MBps. I doubt AT&T’s HSPA+ can reach 21 megabytes (168 megabits) per second.

    • Sheldon

      in all actuality, at&t’s network with the advanced back haul is faster than anything verizon is capable of. Verizons 4g “LTE” is actually a 3g network with attatched booster kits in their towers. A CDMA network such as Verizon is only capable of 3g. A GSM network such as AT&T is because GSM is upgradeable. Verizons 3g is actually the same as at&ts EDGE.

  • http://Website GGme

    Not sure why Verizon’s been having a hard time selling the X Play. I’ve had it since launch and I’m absolutely loving it! Battery life sucks compared to the original PSP, but I can typically make it through a day while playing 2-3 hours or games. Just wish there were more game options to choose from.

  • http://Website Xtamior

    In order for this thing to get more traction, SE needs to really push it in the main media. The phone got a lot more attantion before it launched that it currently does now. SONY needs to push press releases for when new games are available and get a huge marketing campaign going in order to drive interest in the product.

    That being said, i have no plays on pucking up a PS phone until they have something running on dual or quad cores.

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    at & t i know is evil but Verizon is starting to become even more evil i think the last good carrier is sprint even though i am a Verizon customer and love the coverage this is becoming a reality.

  • http://www.Facebook.com/MULA951 Oskar

    If this were on T-Mobile I would pick this up in a heartbeat!

  • http://Website jayc

    This phone if an epic failure like the psp go