Oh my goodness Amazon, you are the king of deals. This device, the PlayStation phone, aka the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, is listed at $599.99, but can be yours for a mere $149.99 if you're upgrading your existing Verizon account, or just $99.99 if you're signing up for a new 2-year contract. Does that sound like a pretty good and deep and fabulous discount to you? Only thing that's negative here is that the device is back-ordered, which means you'll be waiting 8 or 9 days before it'll be shipped.
We've been anxiously waiting for this device for months (and years - perhaps our whole lives!) and now it's coming to America. As you may well know, the fabled PlayStation phone here was sent out to the entirety of the rest of the world before it came the USA - why, you may ask? We think it's sort of like the keeping a line outside of a club concept where we want it more now because we couldn't have it. The more plausible idea is that there was just a slightly longer approval line waiting in the USA that the PLAY had to get through before it could come out fully.
Remember when we got to see the device back at CTIA? Things have certainly changed since then:
We're calling upon our man in Europe at this very moment to give us the full lo-down on the device as he was certainly one of the first people in the entire world to have a real good look at it. Check out his well mannered look and dive into the device and report back with your findings.
Also - are you going to be purchasing this device? If so, let us know where you buy it, gotta know which method is best! You can purchase the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY right this moment over on [Amazon]