Rogers taking preorders for Xperia Play, Arc

Canadian customers can secure either Sony Ericsson handset in preparation of their expected April 28 release.

Customers can preorder the Xperia Play or Xperia Arc with a $50 down payment. Best Buy Canada

Our Canadian readers will be happy to learn that Rogers has begun taking orders for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. According to recent reports, both Android 2.3-powered handsets are expected to arrive later this month on April 28.

Pricing is consistent other high-end Rogers smartphones at 99.99 Candadian dollars ($103) with a 3-year commitment or 549.99 Canadian dollars ($571) outright. Effective today, interested customers also can go to their local Best Buy and preorder either phone with a $50 down payment.

As a refresher, the sleek Xperia Arc features a 4.2-inch super LCD screen and an 8.1-megapixel. What's more, with a 0.3-inch profile, it's also among the thinnest smartphones on the market.

The Xperia Play , commonly referred to as the "PlayStation phone," recently went on sale across a dozen markets across the globe. While the United States was not among the first countries to offer the handset, it should be hitting Verizon any day.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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