Sony Ericsson Xperia Play release delayed on O2 UK

Looks like we'll have to wait for the white Xperia Play for a while longer

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will not be released on April 1 by O2 UK, which we'll remind techies holds the honour of having exclusivity over the white Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Stuart Hibberd, head of O2's testing team said his team's job is to ensure the phones are ready for the end-user market and that they rigorously test each handset. Regarding the Xperia Play, Hibberd said, "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."

He assures readers that these bugs will be fixed. He continued, "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."

He reminded us that O2 UK will soon be selling the exclusive white handset, and promised updates on the delay.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is also known as the PlayStation phone, and boats a game controller panel with a touchscreen. It's powered up by Android Gingerbread.

Other network operators offering the Xperia Play, such as Vodafone and Orange, have not yet announced any delays with the April 1 release date.

Will you wait for O2 to release the Xperia Play? Let us know how this affects you at T3's Twitter and Facebook pages and follow us for the latest news in the smartphone world.

Via: TechRadar

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