Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson's Xperia PLAY is set to arrive on Verizon's shelves sometime this spring, but don't think that that'll be the only time we see an SE-branded device launching on a CDMA carrier. Speaking with PCMag, Sony Ericsson product marketing manager Stephen Sneeden explained that his company is recommitting to CDMA after a stint of releasing only GSM products.

SE is also going all-Android all the time here in the U.S., which could include some lower-end, more affordable devices alongside high-end handsets. Stock Android fans should be happy to hear that Sony Ericsson has "learned a few lessons on what's important" when it comes to Android, which is making the latest version of the OS available to users as quickly as possible and without any unnecessary skins or bloatware. Finally, Sneeden revealed that Sony Ericsson will be bringing LTE-capable smartphones to market, but he wouldn't give up any further details.

Earlier this year, we heard one Sony Ericsson exec claim that his company was going to take what it had learned in 2010 to make 2011 better, and so far it certainly seems like that's the case. The Xperia PLAY looks like a device that'll appeal to a wide range of users, and its stock Gingerbread look and feel should make Android purists smile from ear-to-ear. What do you all think of this news? Could Sony Ericsson become a major Android player here in the U.S.?

Via PCMag (Image credit)

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Rene G. Solis
Rene G. Solis We want more GSM phones now that AT&T is taking over Tmobile! Who cares about CDMA when you can't even put a chip from a different country or a different carrier. Also, you can't even surf and talk.
Nyt Walker
Nyt Walker Nops no to cdma
Jonathan Owens
Jonathan Owens Sony sucks mannnnnnn!
Ricardo Aguila Cuenca
Ricardo Aguila Cuenca baaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllls!
Anthony Alecseenko
Anthony Alecseenko Nooooooooo! More GSM phones plz!
Zakk Quinones
Zakk Quinones No no no no
Francisco Willmore
Francisco Willmore If its not a psp phone all the way then no because that new xperia isnt cutting it 4 barely anyone especiall with the iphone 4 around
Nick Papageorgio
Nick Papageorgio who uses ericsson's now a days?
Eric J Wilborn
Eric J Wilborn I don't even want any more GSM Ericssons... and I'm ON CDMA.
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Never....
Reuben Samuel A
Reuben Samuel A NOPE....
Brownie Long
Brownie Long xperia play cdma is a no no.
Mohamed Ibrahim Fouad Rahal
Mohamed Ibrahim Fouad Rahal NO
Cory Dunbar
Cory Dunbar Ill take a cdma xperia arc
Mitch Lopez
Mitch Lopez I want SE to go away. They're not even significant in the phone industry anymore. Leave it to Apple,HTC, Samsung and Motorola.
Ujjwal Chande
Ujjwal Chande Look at all the people on AT&T and t-mobile who are all upset the verizon customers get the best phones.
Geo Benitez
Geo Benitez Hell no
Mark Navarro
Mark Navarro Nope sony ericsson just sounds too boring.. haha eat my butt!
Shaun David
Shaun David Why do you post stuff like this? Unless its Android by HTC or Samsung ...no one cares...look at the sales figures
Joseph Cruz
Joseph Cruz Yahh sure
Noel Lv
Noel Lv Sucks ..
Andrew Biorn
Andrew Biorn no sony ericsson sucks balls
Ziggy Torres
Ziggy Torres Yes for Sprint Please!!
Fan OfDreaming
Fan OfDreaming I'm not really interested... but I think they should still make more CDMA phones. Would so help the selections.
Bobby Ontiveroz
Bobby Ontiveroz Glad to hear cant wait to hear what they are gonna come out with
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz cdm is buried too
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Junk.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz sony ericsson still alive/???\
Nathaniel Hostelley
Nathaniel Hostelley Naaahh I'm good.
Danny Menendez
Danny Menendez yes
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez I don't want any Sony Ericsson phone. Unless they're stock Android and have amazing battery life.
Matt Polkiewicz
Matt Polkiewicz CDMA is dead, get rid of it already.
Hec Thor
Hec Thor I want a CDMA BlackBerry Torch
Grayson Senner
Grayson Senner ...no
Javon Benimon-Jbee
Javon Benimon-Jbee Sony Sucks
Joseph Cruz
Joseph Cruz Yahh
Alex Lam
Alex Lam CDMA sucks

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