We’re excited to announce that the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and Xperia arc will be coming to Rogers this Spring. We know there’s been a lot of buzz about these devices since CES in January, and we wanted to let you know that Rogers is proud to be the exclusive Canadian carrier.
Rogers was the first carrier to bring Android-powered devices to Canada in 2009 and we’re excited to be adding these two innovative devices to our leading lineup of Android smartphones.
Canadians will be among the first in the world to experience the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, complete with slide-out gamepad. Xperia PLAY combines a PlayStation-quality gaming experience with the very latest Android platform version 2.3, super fast graphics and dedicated game controls.
Check out this commercial for the Xperia PLAY which aired for the first time during the Super Bowl:
The Xperia arc has a super sleek design (measuring only 8.7mm at its thinnest part) and is built with Sony technology on Android version 2.3. The device also has an extra wide 4.2” multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine and an 8.1 MP camera with HD video recording capability. You can check out more detailed specs on the device on Sony Ericsson’s website here.
We wanted to share this news with you as soon as we could, but that also means we can’t share specific details on pricing and availability yet. We’ll be sure to update you here on RedBoard when more details are available.
What do you think of Sony Ericsson’s latest devices? Which one are you most excited about?
UPDATE (February 15, 2011, 12:36 pm): You can now sign up at http://www.rogers.com/xperia to be the first to know when we have updates on the Xperia arc and Xperia PLAY. We’ll email you as soon as we have more information to share.
UPDATE (April 1, 2011, 12:56 pm): Pricing has been announced and preorder sites are now open. Both the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia PLAY will be available for $99.99 with a three year voice and data package. Starting today, both new and existing customers can preorder either device through the preorder page found at http://www.rogers.com/xperia.
Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard