Vodafone to give Sony Xperia Play (aka Playstation Phone) away for free
Vodafone are going to give the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (or, the PlayStation phone if you prefer) away for free. Isn't that swell?
Of course, this is under the provision that you sign up for a two-year contract with £35-or-more monthly subscription.
If you want a cheaper contract, then you'll need to think about whether you'd like to pay £99 on a £30pm tariff or £199 on a £25pm package. If you want it Sim-free (not from Vodaphone mind you), it'll set you back £500.
If you get your order before the end of the month (that'd be April if you're reading this in the future), Vodafone will give you a free stand.
The phone itself comes with pre-loaded games, which are Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, Star Battalion, Tetris, Sims 3 and Bruce Lee and it runs on Android. There's a chance Apple might be looking nervously at this release.
The spec of the phone is decent too, with a 4 inch touchscreen, a 1GHz ARM chip on the inside, along with a 5.1Mp camera and tri-band 3G HSPA connectivity as well as an 8GB storage card.
The only news we need now is when Vodafone are going to actually release the thing. Rumour has it that you'll be able to get your hands on one by the end of this month.