Mobile Gaming Gets Smarter on Xperia Smartphone

C Spire Wireless, a U.S. wireless provider, is celebrating the holiday season with the introduction of the personalized gift for the gamer in the family – the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android touchscreen smartphone.

The Xperia PLAY, according to the company, combines the popularity of PlayStation Certified gaming with all the advanced features, apps and capabilities of an Android touchscreen smartphone to create the ultimate gaming and mobile broadband experience.

Powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system, the device comes pre-loaded with seven game titles, including Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior (Digital Legends), Asphalt 6:Adrenaline (Gameloft), The Sims 3 (EA), Star Battalion (Gameloft), Crash Bandicoot (Sony PlayStation) and Tetris.

C Spire and Sony Ericsson also are teaming up to offer purchasers of the device another five free games for download from the EA Games mobile website until Jan. 15, 2012, including Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed Shift, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dead Space and FIFA 12.

Customers can expand their video game library with more than 150 game titles optimized on the Xperia PLAY and available for download and purchase through the Android Market.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is available online at and in retail stores for $49.99 after a $50 reward card and a new two-year customer agreement with data.

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Rakesh Raman