Sony Ericsson Xperia Play UK Release Delay Confirmed
Those over here in the United Kingdom who are waiting for tomorrow so they can rush out and grab the first PlayStation phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play are in for a little disappointment as apparently the release of the Xperia Play in the UK has been delayed.
According to an article over on Slash Gear, Sony Ericsson has confirmed there will be a delay in releasing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread Xperia Play with some vendors apparently due to delivery problems and sent out this statement…
“We can confirm that the Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY handsets are still planned to launch in the UK for 1st April, as originally communicated. However, as of today, we have experienced a freight issue that may impact the number of Xperiaâ„¢ PLAYs arriving at some retail outlets. This said, consumers can purchase Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY as of April 1st at a number of stores across the UK.”
The guys were also contacted by Vodafone UK with a statement that says the delay with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has nothing to do with the software issues as mentioned by O2 UK…
“Sony Ericsson has advised us that it will not be able to supply the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc devices to meet their original launch date of 1 April. Unfortunately, this means there will be a small delay before pre-order customers receive their orders and the device is made available for sale in our shops.
We’re working closely with Sony Ericsson to ensure our customers’ phones are delivered as soon as possible and we will contact people directly with specific timescales when we know more.”
So there it is, anyone hoping to grab the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on April Fools Day may find themselves a tad disappointed but if its only a delivery problem surely it shouldn’t take that long to sort out.