The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play price and UK release date have been unveiled on Play.com, ending speculation on pricing of the PlayStation phone.

The PlayStation-certified handset will be available from Play.com on 28 March, with a price tag of £519.99, SIM-free and network unlocked.

Although a glut of networks rushed to stick their names in the PlayStation phone hat, none have yet announced official availability or pricing.

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There's a good chance you'll be able to nab the handset on a subsidised deal from Vodafone, T-Mobile, Three, O2 or Orange, but ponying up the cash in one go could be the cheaper option as it will likely land on tariffs of around £35 per month.

You'll be getting quite a swish handset for your money though, with the PlayStation certification seeing a number of PS games ported to the device, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android Gingerbread to boot - check out our hands on: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review for our thoughts.

Play.com also published a pre-order page for another MWC big hitter - the LG Optimus 3D UK release date will be 25 April with UK pricing of £515. But then again, you already knew that.

Via AndroidSpin