Report: Verizon Wireless Getting Xperia Play In May

When will Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play finally come to the U.S.? If the latest reports stemming from CTIA 2011 are correct, that time would be May. As has been the case lately, SE has delayed yet another phone well beyond what it should have been. Rather than just announcing the phone and shipping it within a few weeks (or even months), the Xperia Play will likely be competing with a new iPhone and a slew of 3D Android phones. We won't say that they missed their window of opportunity, but they certainly have taken their sweet time in getting it out.

Reports from CNET have found that Verizon Wireless won't stock the Xperia Play until "late next month or early May," while Rogers in Canada is scheduled to get it on April 14th. The Verizon version of the phone will be largely similar to the stock version, but of course VZW will include the Android Kindle app, Skype Mobile, VZ Navigator and the VCast App Store. It will also ship with a half-dozen gaming titles: Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Madden NFL '11, The Sims 3, and Tetris.

Beyond that, users will be able to purchase a slew of other games, but it remains to be seen if people will gravitate towards a phone with dedicated gaming controls (or if touch panels are good enough).