If you're looking for reasons not to jump on the Verizon iPhone
bandwagon, here's a pretty compelling, albeit unconfirmed, one: the Xperia Play
may be headed to Big Red as well. In comparing Sony Ericsson's thumb-friendly
Android handset to the iPhone 4, Wirefly has listed VZW as the carrier for the Play. This is the first we've really heard of a US provider for the phone, though we'd hardly be surprised if Sony Ericsson opts to spam it out to all four major networks. It did as much in the UK, where every single operator
will try to sell you one in April, and we don't see why that strategy should change on US soil. The Xperia Play will be announced in full this Sunday, February 13th, when we might just learn more about its global availability... if we're really polite and wear our PlayStation T-shirts, presumably.
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