informa
2 min read
article

4G Xperia Play Coming To AT&T This Month

Sony Ericsson has announced plans to release a 4G-powered version of it's PlayStation-certified Xperia Play smartphone on the AT&T network starting September 28.
Sony Ericsson has announced plans to release a 4G-powered version of it's PlayStation-certified Xperia Play smartphone on the AT&T network starting September 28. The new Android 2.2-powered phone, available at AT&T stores and online for $49.99 with a two-year, data-enabled contract, adds fourth-generation wireless capabilities to the original Xperia Play, which launched this Spring and has failed to attract significant sales, according to reports. Like the original Xperia Play, the 4G model features a slide-out panel with PlayStation-styled buttons and a touch-pad that approximates dual analog sticks. These controls can be used to play a line-up of 150 Xperia Play-optimized titles, including Minecraft: Pocket Edition and a selection of downloadable original PlayStation titles. Seven such titles, including the original Crash Bandicoot come pre-loaded on the phone. Sony Ericsson, meanwhile, has said it is not currently considering building a more powerful follow-up to the Play, focusing instead on improving the current device with new features. "Right now our big focus is on improving the experience of Xperia Play, bringing face chat, video calling with Skype, and movies and more software updates, because we can, and bringing better games," Sony Ericsson head of market development Dominic Neil-Dwyer told Eurogamer. Neil-Dwyer also added that Play sales were "meeting expectations" so far, and that he had high hopes for the phone's prospects during the highly competitive holiday season.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more