AT&T Xperia Play 4G: Cheaper Alternative To Verizon

With numerous devices making their way to retailers before the holiday season commences, which to be honest is some three months away, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play certified (PlayStation phone) seems a distant memory now. With various articles written on the device, including a 50% cut price promotion for school returners, asking whether you would be buying the black or white version, sales of Xperia games dropping in May resulting from the PSN outage, we have some updated news to throw your way.

Already on Verizon in the US, carrier AT&T will now be joining in. Before we give you a refresh on its specifications, we wanted to ask you, our readers whether you have an Xperia Play and how you are getting on with your addition? Some before now, have questioned the mobile/gaming device as a little expensive, but its hoped with a lower price tag offered from AT&T, it may now appeal to a wider market of consumers.

Having the advantage of 4G connectivity, an extra feature of 4G radio, seven pre-loaded games and a different blue colour to choose from, the Xperia Play is no different in terms of specs. Included will be that of a 4-inch display, Adreno 205GPU, 512MB of RAM, 1GHz processor, 1GB of internal storage which can be upped with the aid of a microSD card, running on Android’s 2.3.3, cameras to the front and behind for an AT&T price of $49.99. This will include a two-year data plan with a minimum monthly payment of $15.

Therefore the AT&T model compared to the Verizon, will land you with a better deal initially. As Mark Jones at reported, the big red US carrier are retailing the Xperia Play 4G for a price of $150.

From the E3 gaming conference this year, gamers are now waiting on Sony’s new PS Vita handheld and Nintendo’s Wii U and that’s without future devices such as the PS4 and Xbox 720 to look forward to.

What are your thoughts on AT&T retailing the Xperia Play 4G for $49.99, tempted? Or would you rather put your dollars to one side and wait for the new PS Vita’s arrival with its larger display and dual-core processor?