Xperia Play and other phones coming to Verizon May 26

If you are a Verizon customer, get ready for a rush of new phones coming to the wireless phone company on May 26. Android Police reports that there will be a whopping three phones that will go on sale that day at Verizon. The most notable is the Xperia Play, the so-called "Playstation Phone" from Sony Ericsson. The phone will be available for pre-order online sales beginning tomorrow for $199 with a new two year contract.

As we have previously reported the Xperia Play phone comes with a slide out gamepad that has a touch joystick, two shoulder buttons, four Playstation-like buttons and a directional keypad. The Xperia Play will also come pre-loaded with nine games and you can purchase and download 50 more via Verizon's own download app. It uses Google's Android 2.3 operating system.

Also available for sale on May 26 is the Motorola Droid X2. This new version of the Droid family of phones has a 4.3 inch screen, a 1Ghz dual core processor, an 8 MP camera, and an HDMI out port. Oddly the Motorola Droid X2 will only have the 2.2 version of Android OS out of the box but it will get an update to 2.3 at some point. Like the Xperia Play, the Droid X2 will cost $199 with a new two year agreement.

Finally there's the LG Revolution phone which will be the latest phone to support Verizon's 4G-LTE network. The phone will come with a 4.3 inch screen, a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and more. It will also be the first Android-based phone that will have the Neflix streaming video app out of the box. Like the Droid X2 the LG Revolution will only have the Android 2.2 version at first. It will be priced at $249.

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jimmyfal said,
uhm... where the hell are the promised Windows phones, WTF?
so they just released all these android phones and not a mention of wp7? i'm wondering if they'll ever carry wp7, after all they obviously don't care about it at all

jasonon said,
so they just released all these android phones and not a mention of wp7? i'm wondering if they'll ever carry wp7, after all they obviously don't care about it at all

I think Verizon would care about WP7 if they could sell 2 Millions in 40 days like iPhone 4 did. :-)

how come androids have so many different app stores.... is there a central one that you can search through? I hate my iphone but this is the one feature i do like about it.

capr said,
how come androids have so many different app stores.... is there a central one that you can search through? I hate my iphone but this is the one feature i do like about it.

There is one main app store and that's the Android Market. If you're coming from Apple where it's Apple approved or nothing then that's the equivalent. The beauty of Android however is CHOICE. If you enable side-loading that allows you to install apps from anywhere (websites, ones you write yourself, and yes, even other app stores). If you're not comfortable with this then leave the side-loading disabled (the default) and it works just like an Apple device. This biggest alternate app store is Amazon's. I'm not quite sure how the PlayStation Suite applications will be delivered. I've seen things say they will show up in the official Android Market on supported devices and this seems to indicate Verizon will have a separate app for them (although there is a Verzion tab inside the official Market on Verizon phones so maybe that's what they mean)