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Vodafone starts pre-orders for Xperia Play

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 15:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Vodafone’s kicked off pre-orders for Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, aka the PlayStation Phone. If you sign up for a two year contract on £35 a month, the handset’s yours for free. The phone will come with Android 2.3 and with six pre-packed games: Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 10, Star Battalion, Tetris, The Sims 3, and Bruce Lee. You need to do this before April 1, though.

Get it through here. Thanks, Engadget.

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15 Comments

  1. McLovin85

    Not the worst offer in the world but I wonder how many gamers will really be buying this given that the NGP will be coming out later this year.
    Anyone planning on buying it?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Goffee

    I suspect they won’t be queueing out the door for it on launch day, but – strangely tempting, especially having seen the scary new ads.

    Oh, and o2 have the white version exclusively – which looks a lot nicer (for about the first week I guess)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    seriously what is it with phone companies and 35 a month that quite alot for what is just a phone (all phones at 35 i’m talking about)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    @3
    It’s because you don’t pay for the phone at all – so the cost which would normally be £400-odd is included in the contract cost and spread over the contract time period.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Suikoden Fan

    still seems way too steep

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Kaufer

    The ads are quite funny. Its like they have their own Kevin Butler for XPlay.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYGiqG2Tfd4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8kiGSY6jqc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKnr8gdoxI8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU4QuP–FnU

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @3 Over here, a lot of people I know don’t even own a house phone. Their mobile is their bill phone, and they use a wireless USB modem (or in some cases their phone as a wifi hotspot) for their PC internet access.

    And considering that’s about the same price as an average home line, *and* you get an impressive smartphone for next to nothing as part of the package, that’s pretty good value for money.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @5
    That £35 includes 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750Mb worth of mobile downloads a month too.

    (Assuming package is the same as say their HTC Desire HD £35 a month package)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gama_888

    Thats £840 overall
    unlimited text,900 mins. 750MB of data
    Vg247 comes up to about 5MB so i could view this site 150 times in a month. thats just for a benchmark im not actually here THAT much :P

    Seems like a decent plan overall, especially since im in the market for a new phone and i was definitely going with android over iphone.
    Im wondering how this will shape up as a normal phone though rather then a gaming device. The newest version of android though so im assuming its pretty good.

    Anybody had a play with one of these? How is the touch screen?
    also does anybody know if i can get a plan where they will not let me go over my usage? so the bill actually comes to £35 every month?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    @9, dunno how Vodafone work it, but basic web browsing doesn’t contribute to your data usage on T-Mobile.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Lounds

    I really want this phone but at 35quid a month i might as well get iphone4/5 ffs

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gama_888

    @10, so what does it count for?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Crysis

    @12, Downloads.
    @11, If you really want the phone, what makes you think an iPhone would be better at that price?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Lounds

    I have an Ipod touch as a mobile media centre it does everything i need it too good and fast, and I have my old SE k750i as my phone as my Samasung Jet died on me, so SE to me are good phones if my old one still works, but I know Apple products do the job effectively

    #14 3 years ago
  15. scratchy69

    @11, really? On a £35 a month contract you’re probably looking at an extra £150 or so upfront payment on top for an iphone4 itself, no matter what network/store you look at.

    I was going to get iphone4 as I’m in the market for a smartphone, but if I can get this as a free upgrade on a similar cost to what I’m already paying for my old phone it’s a no-brainer.

    Pick it up day one. I’ll tell you what it’s like.

    #15 3 years ago

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