Introduced by Verizon Wireless back in May, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is certainly not among the carrier’s flagship smartphones. It is an interesting handset, though, with its PlayStation-styled gaming keypad, and probably that’s why Verizon seems to prepare an LTE version of it.
According to Android Central, an LTE-capable Xperia Play does exist, and employee training has apparently started yesterday – so Verizon could launch it before the end of the year. It remains to be seen if the LTE Xperia Play comes with other enhancements besides 4G. A new generation processor and decent internal memory would certainly be nice.
AT&T is already selling a 4G Xperia Play, but that’s just an HSPA+ device, not an LTE one. At the moment, the non-LTE Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is offered by Verizon for free on contract.
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