Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play to come out on May 26

It is official now, Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, the smartphone that has been dubbed as the PlayStation Phone is all set to make its debut on May 2. This is being done so that it is able to hit Verizon Wireless

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone, which was dubbed the PlayStation Phone in rumors ahead of its official unveiling, is set to hit Verizon Wireless on May 26. The company also announced that pre-orders for the device are going to begin from May 19.

What is unique about the system is that it has sliding screen that reveal touch-sensitive directional pads and buttons which can be used for playing games on the phone.

The device is going to use the operating system of Google's Android Gingerbread and is going to be priced at $199.99. It would also be coming with a two-year contract.

Not only that it is also the first "PlayStation certified smartphone," and has been certified by both Google's Android Marketplace and Verizon's V Cast app store. So, it allows the owners to download games from both the devices.