No, the US version of the Xperia Play isn’t out yet – and no, our review unit hasn’t arrived yet.

However, we did get a chance to “play” around with one recently, and contrary to what we’d previously been led to believe, the damn thing is actually really fast as well as surprisingly solid.

Note: Those magnificent hands are not mine, they belong to Allen Park.  He hand models on the side…

This baby doesn’t seem half assed at all.  By all accounts it looks like a solid phone AND a solid gaming device.

Well played Sony Ericsson, I’m actually pretty hype for this thing now.

The Xperia play is available all over the world currently, it should drop in US any day now… any day now…