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With a price yet announced the Sony Playstation Phone is official. Like the iPhone 4 and other highly anticipated devices, the Playstation phone is heading to Verizon Wireless. Dubbed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the Android powered phone is backed with a 1Ghz Snapdragon chip, 5 megapixel camera, 4-inch touchscreen and of course, Playstation games.
The Apple iPhone begins a new era on Verizon Wireless and marks the end of an era of iPhone exclusivity for AT&T. In what appears to be part celebration and part sales pitch, Verizon is airing commercials sending subliminal messages to both AT&T and their customers regarding the poor call quality often complained about when it comes to the iPhone.
The Verizon iPhone pre-sale is over but you can still buy the smartphone online and in Verizon Wireless retail stores of course. Verizon iPhone pricing is only $199 for the 16GB model or $299 for the 32GB version of the phone when you agree to the two-year activation and data plan requirement.
Of course, you have the option of buying the Verizon iPhone without contract. The prices are $649 for the 16GB version and $749 for the 32GB model. The voice plans Verizon offers are on par with AT&T, priced at $40 for 450 minutes and $60 for 900 minutes. The $60 plan Verizon allows you to choose five phone numbers that you can call unlimited. Alternatively, you can spend $70 for unlimited calls across the board.
The Motorola Droid is the first Google Android smartphone to get major push by the mainstream media. Reviews suggest that besides the Palm Pre or Apple iPhone, that the Motorola Droid is the phone to get. Moto Droid ($199) specs include a 3.7-inch touchscreen, QWERTY keypad, location aware GPS, Bluetooth, streaming audio and video, 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, multimedia text, instant messaging, WiFi, a host of bundled apps for productivity or entertainment and just under 6.5 hours of talk time.
In a rapidly growing list of Google Android phones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is the most recent handset to be announced. This quad-band Sony Ericsson phone boasts a 4-inch touchscreen display and a very attractive user interface. A closer look at the specs reveals 8.1 megapixel camera, media player, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot and 1GB of built in memory. Expect the Xperia X10 phone from Sony Ericsson sometime Q1 2010 in either Sensuous Black or Lustre White.
The dual sliding Nokia N96 ($800) is everything that made the Nokia N95 the most talked about phone aside from the iPhone and more. Behind the 2.8â€ screen, you will find 16GB of storage capacity and that’s just the start.