Regional carrier C-Spire apparently wants in on the gaming action here in Android and today have announced the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be available to C-Spire customers for just $49.99 starting today. Better late than never right? The phone is the same model already available from Verizon, that is also $49 from AT&T so this isn’t anything new — Just a good deal for those C-Spire users.

The Xperia Play we reviewed here is the same model only from Verizon and is the exact same device in terms of specs. We have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a single-core 1.0 GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and a 5 megapixel camera. The good stuff is the full out SONY Playstation controls once you slide this beast open. A gamers dream for sure!

If you head to our Xperia Play Portal you can see and view all the games specific to the Play we’ve previously reviewed. With Sony opening the Playstation suite to others we should be seeing more and more games in the coming months, making the Play a decent choice especially for just $49.99 if you ask me. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is available today for C-Spire starting at $49.99 after a $50 MIR and a new 2-year contract so users will be shelling out a crisp $100 bill initially. Get your game on guys!

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[via Unwired View]