Earlier this summer, AT&T revealed that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the “PlayStation phone” with a slide-out gamepad instead of a QWERTY keyboard, would be finding a home with the carrier. So far, Android gamers in the States have only had the option of using the Xperia Play on Verizon. Come September 18, AT&T will join the fray with the Xperia Play 4G.
Besides the switch to a GSM radio, as in the international version of the smartphone, there’s nothing changed from the Verizon edition. That means having a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon, Adreno 205 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and a four-inch FWVGA display.
AT&T is trying to make its Xperia Play stand out by offering the phone in a “stealth blue” shade, throwing in a Sony Ericsson Multimedia Dock and music cable, and loading the phone with some games to get you started; Dungeon Defenders Second Wave, Asphalt 6 Adrenaline, Star Battalion, Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3, Tower Bloxx: My City, and Crash Bandicoot make the cut.
When the Xperia Play 4G arrives on the eighteenth, you’ll be able to pick it up for about $50 on-contract.