You may or may not recall my past posts on the Rogers Xperia arc and Play. Both devices are due to hit Rogers on April 28th. At least, that’s the last we heard.
Adding to the slowly growing pile of news surrounding these 2 Android-powered handsets is… the pricing. Our good friends at MobileSyrup managed to land a tipster with pricing details in-hand. Here’s the skinny.
Both devices will be available at $99.99 on a 3-year contract, $449.99 on a 2-year, $499.99 on a 1-year and off-contract for $549.99. The 3-year promo price requires a $45 monthly voice and data plan activation.
Again, here’s a refresher from a previous post on the arc and Play:
The Xperia arc packs Android 2.3, a 4.2? (854 x 480) display, 8.1 MP camera with 2.46x smart zoom and video, 512 MB internal memory (expandable to 32GB via microSD), WiFi, GPS and more. Lots of power, lots of features, and in the end it’s a solid Android-powered handset. I’d call this the ‘business’ choice of the two.
On the flip-side of the coin is the Xperia PLAY. It packs very similar features, with one difference… a slide-out game pad for those that like to… well… play! The device is actually PlayStation certified, combining some awesome games with the fully functional slide out D-Pad for a more ‘hardcore’ gaming experience. It’s pretty nifty for sure, if you’re into that kind of thing. Other key specs include Android 2.3 OS, a 4? (854 x 480) display, 5.1 MP camera with 16x zoom and video, 512 MB internal memory (expandable to 32GB via microSD), WiFi and GPS.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned as the launch date for these devices draws near. Should be interesting to see how Canadians take to the latest Sony Ericsson Xperia devices to hit the scene.
Note: It’s also come to light that both devices will ship with a microSD card. The arc will come with a 16GB card, while the Play will pack an 8GB card in the box. Because the Play is going to be a ‘gamers delight’, it’ll come loaded up with FIFA 10, Madden 2011, Crash Bandicoot, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, and The Sims 3. Good stuff!
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