Smartphones aren't cheap. And you might be able to guess the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play; i.e., the "PlayStation Phone."
We know it's coming out next month but we have yet to see a confirmed price tag. However, recent evidence has come to light that may have spilled the beans before Sony Ericsson was ready: according to theGamerBuzz , there seems to be a Facebook contest where the prize is the Xperia Play. Among the contest rules, it seems plain as day:
"WINNER DETERMINATION/PRIZES: A prize will be awarded to each of the 10 entrants with the highest point total at the end of the Promotion Period. Each prize will consist of a Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY Phone. In case of a tie, the tie will be broken among the tied Entrants by the Entrant who attained the score first as determined by the Contest Administrator’s time clock.
The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Prize is $400.00 US/$397.36 CDN. ARV is as of date of printing of these Official Rules."
Well, that seems pretty concrete, unless the contest organizers are guesstimating. Smartphones can be in this range, especially if they're new, but does this price sound agreeable to you? If it does turn out to be $400, will that influence your decision? Are you just saying to yourself, "eh, I like my iPhone" right about now?