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Verizon Xperia PLAY Orders Already Shipping

The Sony Xperia PLAY from Verizon went on pre-sale last night at midnight, but wasn’t supposed to ship to customers until around 5/25 with the actual launch date as 5/26.  Well, it looks like those of you that jumped on it early might be in for a treat as one of our readers just sent over this screenshot of a confirmation from Big Red that his phone has been shipped and should arrive by May 23 (Monday).  That’s right, his stock Android 2.3 gaming machine will be at his doorstep days before it ever hits a store shelve.  So tempting.

Cheers Braden!

  • Anonymous

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  • Ryan L

    The Verizon store in bethel park Pennsylvania has both the arc and droid x2 on the floor and available for purchase! Played with both… Pretty cool

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I bought a white unbranded/unlocked AT&T capable Xperia Play on the 9th, haven’t been able to put it down much since. You guys are going to love this phone. The keys are a little small at first but you get used to them quickly. Emulation on a real game pad is so freaking sweet. The build is solid and I have no problems with the brightness unlike what some people are saying. This is actually probably the nicest phone I’ve owned in a long time, and Sony Ericsson did a great job with it. Interested to see how the Verizon model fares…

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  • Granted

    Hey! Do any of you intelligent Droid-Commercial, I mean Life users, from back in the day, remember when this site was all about the members here, and we always had cool stuff we could download and learn about, instead of being propositioned ever post? For every new phone and accessory that we just have to buy! Or even better the old “Insert Marketing Form Here” followed by “what do you guys think? Anyone still interested? Who’s getting this? Is it worth it?”, shitty attempt at trying to act like your not just trying to whore your loyal readers, with every shitty over priced accessory we don’t want or need, check out this new phone after the one I just told you to buy is obsolete and forgotten garbage?

    You remember how when ever new Droid branded phone came out, and you knew you could always count on Droid- Verizon- Google- Motorola- Secretly Apple- Life, to have the new awesome live wallpaper apk of that phones boot animation? Or maybe even when you didn’t feel like every annoying ass stupid commercial you’ve ever seen and a marketing firm had gay sex and the resulting bastard child’s name was Kleenex the self proclaimed Hyperbeast? Which sounds like some dork’s, dream of a fantasy animal made up of one part anti-integrity, with two parts of forgetting the reason you developed a large reader base to begin with, and a little hypocrisy thrown in for good measure.

    Yeah I don’t remember that either.

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  • Anonymous

    At first I was pissed they even charged me today for my phone, then I got the email it shipped…

    :)

  • Carmen Diva

     Yay for Braden(like that name btw)

    I hope to get this device next week, so i’m very excited!
    I love my charge but have been waiting for this for awhile now.

    Unlike most of the complainers, I think this is a great device for
    Verizon to get and I am eager to play around with the phone &
    I hope next week in my free time I can try and do my first
    youtube review…if i decide to get it!

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  • Fattie McDoogles

    I just spent an hour beating people up as Bruce Lee on that phone… The Xperia Play is a damn good phone! I seriously recommend it

  • http://twitter.com/Terrormaster Terrormaster

     Meh, I’ve been having trouble even getting an order for this through. Trying to upgrade my Droid Eris. Started the fun at midnight and got nowhere. The dumb preorder system made me login a second time and made me reselect the line I was upgrading and then only let me select from iPhones as my new device. When I tried again in morning even more but different trouble. Started on the main site, showed me my corporate discount ($169 instead of $199) for the Play. Then it still redirected me to the preorder site with an empty cart and made me login again. This time was able to select the Play but I lost my corporate discount once in the other system. But stupid site won’t let me bill to my account like I have will all other upgrades in the past. I spoke with support and they said that I should have been able to do so. After some time on the phone he said the web techs said there was a problem with the site and that he’d call me back. Still waiting…

    • gertman

      I had the same problem last night!!!  I was soo pissed I stayed up and then couldn’t even pre-order one!! 

      • gertman

        Ooo, didn’t read the rest of your post, mine was sort of fixed by this morning,  Signing into my Verizon first and then selecting upgrade device.  It still goes through the pre-order part BUT for me at least it had the Xperia Play at the top as the only other phone to buy besides the 4 variations of the I-phone.  

        • http://twitter.com/Terrormaster Terrormaster

          Yeah I was pretty pissed last night as well. Especially when I have to get up at 6:30am. Getting by on 4 hours sleep isn’t as easy at 42 as it was at 22.

          It did for me too in the morning – same way as you said. I was a little miffed the pre-order site nixed my corporate discount ($30 bucks is $30 bucks) when the main site reflects it still.  Was gonna just suck it up though but it still wont let me bill to my account. Only payment options are (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover) – not even a giftcard option. I’ve been with Verizon for almost 5yrs now. Always paid my bill and never had trouble with upgrades. I’m paid in full even right now. And while others are getting early shipment I can’t even get my order in. I’m concerned because support said demand is pretty high and that some locations were already reporting low supplies. It’s quite possible this phone will be backordered deep by official launch day. Couple that with delayed supply from Sony due to the Tsunami’s and well… Lets just say I’m not a very happy camper right now.

    • http://twitter.com/Terrormaster Terrormaster

      Meh, it’s official. Verizon says due to an agreement with Sony Ericsson, much like with the Apple iPhone 4, they can not honor corporate discounts or bill pre-purchases for the Xperia Play against your account until after the release date. She also said the same as the other support person (who was far less helpful) in that the stock is moving really fast. I’m stuck till the 26th and most likely longer because I got a bad feeling this will be back ordered in 24-72 hours from now.

  • Anonymous

    My condolences, Braden. :(

  • Tesseract 3

     If it is truly stock android with an unlocked bootloader it is indeed extremely tempting. 

    • palomosan

      It’s pure Android and with an unlocked bootloader…so tempted with the update I have now. 

      • Tesseract 3

        I almost want to get this phone… it really is hard to resist. If I had an update I would be very, very sorely tempted.  

        • phrozen

          I agree also.  If I had an update I would probably have gone for this phone.  Since my update is pretty far off, if the phone had been a dual core or tegra device that would have pushed it over for me.  90% of what I use my droid 2 kb for is playing games anyway, and I found touchscreen kbs I like so that isn’t really an issue anymore.  Maybe sony will release one with better specs this fall *crosses fingers*.  If I’m gonna buy off contract I’d like to know it has some sort of life ahead of it!  I like moto, but the whole Droid 2/X locked down thing has solidified I’ll never buy another moto.

  • Anonymous

     I call fake. The only way someone would see this screen is if they ordered the thing. And no one is getting this phone!

    • gertman

      Sorry to burst your bubble BUT I too received the SAME e-mail that my Xperia Play has shipped!!! 

  • Mr.Joe

     The 23rd is in FOREVER!

    Though I would LOVE to grab this phone.

  • Pilotbluemike

    meh.. to this phone.

    • http://profiles.google.com/xkartiel abraham peredo

      ^^ I agree..

    • http://profiles.google.com/potentialender james netzer

       not sure why you have piss all over every phone just because it isn’t the bionic.  

      • Pilotbluemike

        nah… dont want the now defunct bionic either. would never play enough games on a phone to warrant a slide out controller

        • Jeremy Gentry

           the slide out controller would be useful to those of us who play roms ;)

          • http://profiles.google.com/potentialender james netzer

             Exactly. Playing roms is actually quite annoying on a touch screen.