T-Mobile has officially confirmed the release dates for some of the hottest, most anticipated Android smarties due to launch imminently, including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and HTC Desire S.
According to a ‘coming soon’ page on the network’s online store, the Samsung Galaxy Ace and LG Optimus Black will hit store shelves this month, leaving the Xperia Play and Desire S to duke it in April and in June, the Motorola Atrix.
Alas, there's no sign of the Samsung Galaxy S or the LG Optimus 3D, both of which are hotly tipped to take the Android crown from HTC.
Punters are able to register their interest on the page and the network will notify them as soon as the handsets are available to order.
Standout features of the Xperia Play are a four-inch Reality display panel with Mobile Bravia Engine technology, a slide-out gamepad that houses PlayStation-branded buttons, plus a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a five-megapixel camera.
The Desire S matches the Play with a similar feature set, i.e. 1GHz CP and a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, but sports a rather disappointing 3.7-inch Super LCD display rather than an AMOLED variety.
The good news is that both the Play and Desire S will come with Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread out of the box, so no waiting around to get onboard with the latest and greatest Android has to offer.
The Motorola Atrix, though, will launch with the creaking Android 2.2 AKA Froyo at launch, but an upgrade to Gingerbread is promised to arrive shortly after the handset’s release.
And it looks set to up the ante in the specs department, too, bringing onboard a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, a four-inch PenTile qHD Gorilla Glass display and a five-megapixel snapper with dual LED flash, 4x digital xoom and HD video recording to boot.
The Atrix will also be teamed with a specially designed laptop, allowing users to use smartphone as a portable computer.
Keep ‘em peeled for more Android announcements in the coming weeks.