O2 Now Selling White Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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O2 has finally started to sell the white version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, a colour that is exclusive to the mobile phone operator.

The phone was launched at MWC in February and was set to hit our shores in April but the operator chose to delay the launch in order to iron out issues it had encountered with the phone's software.

O2 is now upping the ante by selling the phone with a free multimedia docking station (with an HDMI port) which costs £30, as well as three games to be downloaded from a selection of five.

The phone is available from all major mobile phone operators in the UK, including Virgin Mobile and Tesco Mobile. O2's tariffs start at £16.50 per month on a two year contract with 500MB monthly data bolt-on, 50 minutes, 250 texts and £300 upfront cost.

The cheapest tariff on which you will get the handset for free is £37 per month and a PAYG version costs £430 which is an excellent deal.

However, others, like T-Mobile offer the phone for £25.54 per month with 600 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data allowance, far superior than O2's deal.

As for the phone itself, it is the first to come with a gaming pad it inherited from the Sony Playstation platform. It is also the first device to be Playstation Certified with five games preloaded already and 30 more coming up soon.