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'Freight issues' delay Xperia Play/Arc on some UK networks


Xperia Arc

Bad news for any Brits hoping to get their hands on a shiny new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc or Xperia Play this weekend. Reports on multiple sites suggest that "freight issues" have resulted in both phones being delayed past the original April 1 release date. Vodafone and Three are now expecting to ship the handsets next week, while T-Mobile is aiming for a mid-April release. O2 has already delayed its release of the Xperia Play due to software bugs, and lists both it and the Arc as due for release sometime in April.

Pre-orders made through the Carphone Warehouse, however, will not be affected by the delays -- Carphone has confirmed that it's still expecting to hit tomorrow's launch window. [Engadget via Recombu]

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Great hardware I'm Sony obsessed lol I want a Sony vaio,don't TV, and a sony pphone the ps3 allready. If sony just made this dual core,4g, and added FFC for tmo i wwould get it :D
  • Everything Sony sucks. It's not what it used to be. Don't get too obsessed. Try other manufactures, you'll find that there is better stuff out there.
  • if he/she likes Sony, then let them. That is your personal opinion that Sony sucks. I personally like their products, especially their phones. If only it had 4g and a FFC, i'd definitely get an arc if it came/comes to America. They make beautiful hardware and their UI would be great if they just refined it a bit.
  • Oh and 768mb-1gb ram, with atleast 4gb for apps like mytouch 4g