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Pre-orders Open for LG Optimus 3D, Xperia Play

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play live hands-onJERSEY, UK – Online retailer Play.com has started taking pre-orders for the LG Optimus 3D and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

The two new handsets had a big showing at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and since have been showing up with looks pricing and availability all over the internet.

The Optimus 3D is listed with a 25th April release date, and a SIM-free price tag of £514.99. Meanwhile, Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation Phone is currently going for £514.99 with a release date of 28th March. As ever with pre-orders – these were spotted by Android Central – the dates and prices may well change in the coming weeks.

The phone’s big selling point is that it’s the first PlayStation-certified smart phone, capable of running vintage PlayStation games and newer titles made for Sony Ericsson by its network of mobile developers. The handset has a slide-out joypad for playing, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 5-megapixel camera.

Play.com is selling the black version of the device, rather than the white model that was confirmed as an O2 exclusive last week. Meanwhile, T-Mobile and orange have both announced they’ll be selling the black version in April.

The LG Optimus 3D made waves at MWC with its glasses-free 3D screen, 3D camera and beefy dual-core processor. It includes a HDMI-out port for connecting to your telly, and while the model we saw was running Android 2.2 rather than 2.3, an update is expected soon after it launches (and hopefully before).

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play specs

LG Optimus 3D specs

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By , International Correspondent on Mar 1st, 2011 GMT +2

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