O2 UK will delay the XPERIA Play launch due to software issues

25 March, 2011
The so-called PlayStation phone was expected to launch with the O2 UK network on the 1st of April. But things won't be going according to plan, according to Stuart Hibberd - head of O2 device testing team...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 16GB Black will launch W/C 9th May

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 16GB White will launch W/C 9th May


Thanks o2

  • peter

usual android carbage as usual. Lets see, will 50% of games launch successfully, from those will 25% be able to enter the first screen, and will 10% be able to finish the game in a timely manner?

  • Anonymous

Cirez, 28 Mar 2011sumone just ordered the handset from the website and its comming... morethis will not of been ordered via the o2 website, as i have tried to order and you cannot!!! so any issues they have will not be supported by o2 until it is officially released!!

  • Anonymous

14/4/11 is the release date at the moment for o2, this is still subject to the testing being carried out...

  • Cirez

sumone just ordered the handset from the website and its comming on the 5th april... cheers!!!!

  • Anonymous

Cirez, 28 Mar 2011Three network uk has started taking backorder for xperia play an... more3 is not taking backing orders when it was originally releasing on the 5th. Do more research before talking.

  • Anonymous

i work for o2 it comes out tomoz

  • Cirez

Three network uk has started taking backorder for xperia play and xperia arc for 5th april....... Three is also launching - Samsung Galaxy Mini - Samsung Galaxy Pro - Samsung Galaxy S II - HTC Desire S - HTC Wildfire S - HTC ChaCha AND LG Optimus 3D.......
https://www.three.co.uk/Phones/Coming_Soon

  • DKG

it tooo late
when come totaly garbage

  • Emme

AnonD-1082, 26 Mar 2011I agree with that. It's good that they are delaying the launch t... moreThing is it isnt SE who is delaying the phone! Damn people got a hard time reading the text as it seems.

  • AnonD-1311

lol carriers and their garbage software.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 26 Mar 2011Typical SE, they are terriable.So is your spelling!

  • grammarnazi

Anonymous, 26 Mar 2011Typical SE, they are terriable.Like your spelling

  • Jason P4U

All the people blaming Sony Ericsson are wrong.

The problem is the O2 Software they wish to load onto the device is causing instability to the Android platform

  • Anonymous

Dave, 26 Mar 2011What android handset was sending or recieving multiple text mess... moresometimes we as network supplier have to fix some mobile problems (i work for NSN) and in this case Android fixed it!

  • AnonD-2461

Bad news..Need oxygen..hmm..

  • Anonymous

It is okay to delay the release of any device in the market as long as they iron out the issues.

  • Anonymous

Or it could be the 'white phone curse' because o2 is holding exclusive to the white xperia play!

  • Dave

software or network, 26 Mar 2011I sell mobile phones and there is an increasing amount of custom... moreWhat android handset was sending or recieving multiple text messages other than the samsung europa? Because thats the only one i seen it on. and if it was a network problem why did android release a fix for it?

  • Anonymous

Typical SE, they are terriable.