Even though its lastest rumored release date is somewhat suspect, Verizon’s Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is still poised for launch, with an appearance on Walmart’s website suggesting that the gaming-oriented handset will ship within a matter of days. Last we heard, the first so-called “PlayStation Phone” was poised for a May 26th launch, although the other dates from that rumor have not panned out. Still, with Verizon featuring Play in its May marketing guide, a release before the end of the month is almost assured. If you’re interested in the specifics of the Xperia Play’s performance, check out our review of the unlocked GSM variant.
P.S. We saw evidence that subsidized pricing through third-party retailers will initially be $198.99.