News by Dan Seifert on Thursday September 08, 2011.
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AT&T has announced that it will be carrying the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY beginning September 18. Known as the Xperia PLAY 4G when it hits AT&T, it is the same basic phone as released for Verizon Wireless earlier this year, though it features Sony Ericsson's custom interface on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which was lacking from the Verizon Wireless model.
Specification-wise, the Xperia PLAY 4G is the same as before, as it has a 1GHz processor and an Adreno 205 graphics chip. It sports a 4-inch, 480 x 854 pixel display, and it has a dedicated, slide-out gamepad. The 5 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera are both present, as well.
Sony Ericsson and AT&T are packing seven games with the Xperia PLAY 4G, including Dungeon Defenders Second Wave, Asphalt 6 Adrenaline, Star Battalion, Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3, Tower Bloxx: My City, and Crash Bandicoot. The Xperia PLAY 4G is the first PlayStation-certified handset available for AT&T, and with that certification comes access to 150 other games that are optimized for the handset.
AT&T will be offering the Xperia PLAY 4G on September 18 for $49.99 with a new two-year agreement. It will come in an exclusive "Stealth Blue" color, and packaged in the box are Sony Ericsson's Multimedia Dock DK300 and MC100 music cable, which allow users to dock the Xperia PLAY 4G when not in use.
We got a sneak peak at the Xperia PLAY at AT&T's showcase of new products back in July, which you can check out below. Be sure to also check out our full review of the Verizon Wireless version of the Xperia PLAY as well.
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