Verizon’s CDMA Xperia PLAY a world phone? Hits the FCC with sim-slot

by XB on 4th April 2011

in Xperia PLAY

Verizon’s CDMA Xperia PLAY a world phoneThe Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is already out in many countries around the world, yet despite SE insisting the US would be one of the first countries with the handset, it still hasn’t made an appearance. However, it has passed through the FCC over the weekend, which means its release probably isn’t too far away.

The US version of the Xperia PLAY is interesting as it ships with stock Android, compared to the European SKU that includes SE’s skin. Given that Verizon uses CDMA technology, it should normally mean no sim-card slot as it uses a different type of radio. However, the version that passed through the FCC did have one. This could mean one of two things: 1) it will be a LTE device or 2) it is a world phone that can tap into GSM networks internationally. Given that SE has made almost no fuss about the first point (it would be quite a big tick in the box), we’ll assume the second option is most likely.

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