The new Sony Ericsson Xperia play is due to go on sale in the UK shortly, mobile operator O2 has an exclusive deal with Sony Ericsson to sell a white version of the Xperia Play.
Now O2 has announced on their blog that they will be delaying the launch of the Xperia play on their network here in the UK, and the reason they have given is due to a number of bugs they have found whilst testing the Xperia Play.
We’ve been testing the phone non-stop for weeks and have found some bugs in the software that, if they’re not fixed, means customers won’t have a great experience. We’ve been working with Sony Ericsson to get these bugs ironed out, but haven’t been able to get them fixed in time for us to be able to launch the phone on April 1st as we originally planned.
It isn’t clear whether these bugs that have been found in the Xperia Play will actually delay its launch here in the UK, or if the delay will be limited just to O2’s network.
If we get any more information from other mobile providers on what is happening with the Xperia Play launch we will let you guys know.