On September 18th, the Android powered Sony Xperia Play 4G will launch on AT&T's network for $50 on two year contract. While the device has already seen a release on Verizon for $200 (later cut to $99) - the AT&T release marks the cheapest version of the phone that is focused on gaming that's to the partnership with PlayStation.
What makes the device so appealing to co-op gamers is the fact that it ships with Dungeon Defenders for free. Dungeon Defenders Second Wave normally retails for $9.99. You'll actually get 7 games bundled with the device for free.
- Dungeon Defenders™ Second Wave by Trendy Entertainment
- Asphalt™ 6 Adrenaline by Gameloft
- Star Battalion by Gameloft
- Madden NFL™ 11 by Electronic Arts
- The Sims™ 3 by Electronic Arts
- Tower Bloxx™: My City by Digital Chocolate
- Crash Bandicoot® by SCEA/Naughty Dog/Universal
The device is also a 4G phone, meaning you'll be able to play co-op gaming on the go.
- The Xperia™ PLAY 4G, combining a PlayStation®-certified gaming device with the capabilities and portability of an Android smartphone, arrives in AT&T* stores, and online on September 18 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.
- The Xperia PLAY 4G has dedicated gaming controls built into the phone through a slide out controller including directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons and the four iconic PlayStation symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.
- Running the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) platform, the first PlayStation-certified smartphone in the world features a brilliant 4” 480 x 854 screen and stereo speakers.
It's great to see an Android phone released on AT&T actually running Gingerbread.