As we learned last week, the carrier is accepting preorders for both handsets with as little as $50 down at local Best Buy stores. At the time, pricing was rumored, but not confirmed, to be 99 Canadian dollars ($103) with a three-year commitment. Tech blog MobileSyrup has obtained a couple of internal Rogers documents, verifying the three-year pricing as well providing other options.
As previously reported, the $99.99 cost will require customers to agree to a three-year voice-and-data plan. Pricing jumps up considerably for two-year plans at 449 Canadian dollars ($470) while a one-year contract calls for 499 ($522) for both handsets.
The Rogers documents also indicate the Xperia Arc will come with a 16GB microSD while the Xperia Play has an 8GB card. What's more, the Xperia Play will also come preloaded with a number of game titles, including Sims 3, FIFA 10, Madden 2011, and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline.
In an interesting and somewhat related note, we're still yet to see Verizon make any noise in regards to their carrying of the Xperia Play. The phone was announced in early February whereas Verizon was quick to confirm they would offer the gaming handset this spring. At one time, the Xperia Play was rumored to go on sale April 14, but that time has come and passed with no further announcements.