Carphone Warehouse offers Xperia Play trade-in deals


24 Mar 2011

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Sony Ericsson and Carphone Warehouse are letting people trade in their old smartphone to buy the upcoming Xperia Play for up to less than half the price.

The offer will take place from 9.30pm on Grafton Street on 31 March, letting customers buy the first PlayStation certified phone from up to less than half the price.

The phones compatible with the offer include lots of Nokia phones, the Samsung Galaxy S, the iPhone 3GS and the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro.

As of yet, the official price is for the Xperia Play has not been confirmed.

The Xperia Play will be available only at Carphone Warehouse for the first three weeks of April on all mobile operators. It will be available in the operators’ stores from late April.

It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a slide-out controller with a similar layout to the PlayStation’s DualShock controller. It has shoulder buttons, analogue touchpads, a D-pad and the four standard PlayStation buttons – circle, X, square and triangle.

The smartphone will have accessing to PlayStation game content through the PlayStation Suite, which will be launched later this year.

Publishers such as EA, GLU Mobile/Activision and Gameloft will be releasing 3D games from the launch date on, including Need for Speed, Sims 3, FIFA 10 and Assassin’s Creed.

Here’s a list of the smartphones you can trade in to get money off the Xperia Play

  • Nokia N97
  • Nokia N97 Mini
  • Nokia N95 (8GB)
  • Nokia 5800
  • Nokia 5530
  • Nokia E51
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia 6300
  • Nokia 6700
  • Nokia 6700 slide
  • Nokia 5230
  • Nokia 6303
  • Nokia 6303i
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro
  • Sony Ericsson W595
  • Samsung Tocco
  • Samsung Tocco Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • BlackBerry 8520
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Desire
  • iPhone 3G (8GB and 16GB)
  • iPhone 3GS (16GB and 32GB)