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Sony Xperia PLAY with 4G on the Way?

The Sony Xperia PLAY sort of came and went without much attention from Android enthusiasts here in the States. It was supposed to be the mobile gaming machine of the century, but with lower end specs and no 4G, it struggled to take off. Well, what would happen if it was re-released with 4G? According to training that one of our readers is about to take this afternoon, there could very well be a new version on the way. No word yet on if the processor or RAM has been upgraded, but this would at least give on-the-go gamers a chance to play online titles more freely.

Once we know, we’ll be sure to pass it on.

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  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Aside from 4G connectivity, the phone needs some boost on their specs so games on PS2 or PS3 can played on the device. 

  • Tim

    Too bad there aren’t any games that would make it worth while to have bulky dedicated gaming hardware on my phone.

  • Keii Graham

    “but with lower end specs and no 4G” and I’m sure Verizon’s constant delays didn’t help it either. Another phone that made its way around the world before limping into the US.

  • Jhtechservices

    We do realize the xperia play on at&t was advertised with 4g(faux-g ) so i doubt its a new unit.

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  • Anonymous

    Looks like they really do want everyone on a 4g phone since they are upgrading phones to 4g mere months after it launches.

  • Aj9711

    I love mine but they seriously need more space.  400mb of useable space on a phone that I’m suppose to overload with games was the worst thing to do to this phone.

    • Anonymous

      The only thing that kept me from getting it really.  I could live with the 1 GHz Snapdragon and 512 MBs RAM, but I didn’t understand wtf they were thinking with only having that much internal memory, SD card installs be damned.  I was soooo looking forward to that phone too.  Didn’t see it worth the upgrade from my OG Droid with a Game Gripper at that point (since I would mostly use it with emulators) :(.

  • tjmonkey15

    I always liked Sony Ericsson phones.  I thought they did a great job with their own UI on dumbphones and skinning Android on the X10 that I used to have. 

  • Anonymous

    Of course the lack of “4G” is exactly why no one bought the original Xperia PLAY!  I am glad Sony managed to figure it out.  /sarcasm

  • Big Red

    I would say that if they bump up the specs to compete with the nexus, rezound and razr they might have a chance. If not what a huge waste of time are resources!!!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t the att version called the Xperia Play 4g?

    • George_B1981

      It is, and on AT&T’s website they also claim the i*hone 4S is a 4G device….

      • Anonymous

        it is hspa+ which is their “4g”

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  • Anonymous

    Would rather have the Vita, don’t want to get interrupted while playing a game with a phone call.

  • Jason Purp

    …and it was ignored by millions, just like its brother. The end.

  • Korey Page

    I think they can bump up the specs to be comparable to the PSP Vita it would be worth it. 

    • Anonymous

      They should just make a PSP Vita Phone.  The Vita already has a 3G radio and more than enough power (quad core!) to run any Android app.