Orange UK date Xperia Play release

We heard earlier that both O2 and Vodafone were going to release the gaming Android handset, the Xperia Play by Sony Ericsson upon release in the UK, although  at the time a release date wasn’t known, nor was pricing. However, Orange have also confirmed that they will be stocking the Xperia Play and point to an April release. T-Mobile have also confirmed that they will stock the handset once released in the UK. They also list the Xperia Play as being an April release.

If the handset is released in April in the UK, this will be at the same time as the Xperia Arc. While the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play are aimed at different markets, it does leave me wondering if this is a wise choice for Sony Ericsson to make, releasing two potentially great handsets at around the same time. The Arc is also to arrive on all the major networks so, which handset will you be getting?