Jul 13, 2011
Sony Ericsson’s gaming-focused Android phone with physical gaming controls, the Xperia Play, is starting to make its way across the US, with the phone becoming available on AT&T, which was recently revealed at an AT&T event in New York City. The AT&T version of the Xperia Play should be largely the same as the Verizon version, will come preloaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and will come in a new blue color as well as the original black. While the Xperia Play has had a wide variety of games announced that will either be exclusive, or have support for its controls, it has lacked reach in the US so far; with it now being on two of the US’ top four carriers, this should prove beneficial to developers releasing exclusive content on it, and should increase the likelihood that future games and phones have Xperia Play support. However, the release of the phone has not been a huge announcement for either AT&T or Sony Ericsson quite yet, though the phone is not yet officially available for sale, nor has any announcement on a release date been made yet.