[Updated] Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for Verizon Pre-Order May19th: $200 Bucks

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    We have added a video from Verizon showing off the Xperia Play: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for Verizon - From Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library


    It looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is finally coming to Verizon. It will be available for pre-order at Big Red on May 19th for $200 on two-year contract. It officially releases on May 26th. It comes with a host of games pre-installed: Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris. You can also purchase several Playstation One games through the Android Market and via Verizon’s V Cast App. Here's the press release below:
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    Ugh, I'm so torn. I would use the crap out of this for emulators. But the specs aren't very impressive these days, and there's no word if the bootloader will be locked or not. If locked, I guess I'll get a Thunderbolt. If not, I've got some more thinking to do...
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    What's the best phone manufacturing to you? I own a Motorola DX and You?


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    After reading this -----> How do I know if the boot loader can be unlocked on my phone? | unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com

    I may actually consider the Play. Had a PSP that I loved until my 8 year old started using it more than I did. Have to play with it in person to decide.
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    Same processor/GPU as a TB.
    This would be awesome if it was more geared towards entry-level.... SONY "could" make up the difference on SW sales if they could get this into more people's hands....

    They should be going with the McDonald's model of business. 100 billion hamburgers x $1 > 100 million hamburgers x $10.
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    Took way too long to come out. It was a day one buy for me, but it's definitely lost it's luster. Galaxy S II for me.
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    I feel exactly the same way. If this had dropped shortly after it was announced, I would have been all over it. Now it doesn't interest me considering much of what is already out and what is coming soon.
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    See, that's not specific enough for me. It says "The only way to determine if you can unlock the boot loader for your phone is to connect your phone to the Fastboot tool in the Android™ SDK. If your phone can connect to Fastboot, the boot loader can be unlocked."

    It's still very much undecided if VZW's Xperia Play will be unlockable.
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    you must of missed the news awhile back from sony stating that they xperia devices will be unlocked
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    Agreed, but once it's out, I figure we'll quickly know if they are unlockable. At least there's a chance.
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    You must not have read it very well. SE is unlocking devices if they're unbranded, or with a carrier that allows it.

    dancedroid
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    Yep unbranded and I dought VZWs will be unlockable but I'm hopeful that they will do the right thing... but not holding my breath.. ;)
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    Well im sure that with the devs out there we can flash it to a non-verizon file...and therefore have an unlocked bootloader

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