Dallas - The Sony Ericsson PlayStation-certified Xperia Play 4G game phone is coming to the AT&T network on Sept.18 for $49.99 with two-year service agreement.
The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)-based smartphone became available for the first time early this year on the Verizon Wireless network.
The AT&T version operates on AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network, while the Verizon version is 3G.
For AT&T customers, the device will be preloaded with seven games, including Dungeon Defenders Second Wave by Trendy Entertainment, Asphalt 6 Adrenaline by Gameloft, Star Battalion by Gameloft, Madden NFL 11 by Electronic Arts, The Sims 3 by Electronic Arts, Tower Bloxx: My City by Digital Chocolate, and Crash Bandicoot by SCEA/Naughty Dog/Universal. Hundreds of additional games optimized for the Xperia Play are available in the Android Market or directly from their publishers .
Handset features include slide-out game pad equipped with directional keypad, dual analog touch joystick, two shoulder buttons, and the four PlayStation symbol keys: circle, X, square and triangle.
Other features include 4-inch 480 by 854 screen, stereo speakers, and an accessories package consisting of the Sony Ericsson Multimedia Dock DK300 and MC100 music cable. The music cable lets users connect to external speakers.
Other features include 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA forward-facing camera, and video chat over Wi-Fi.