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O2 delays Xperia PLAY launch due to bugs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 27 Mar 2011 17:17 User comments (1)

O2 delays Xperia PLAY launch due to bugs Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, the world's first PlayStation-certified smartphone, will hit UK networks on April 1, but O2 is opting out for now.
O2's device testing team rigorously tests each handset the network operator offers to the consumer. When they find problems, they work with the vendors to see how to resolve them and usually this is done easily. Bugs appear in every form of software and we all know full well that mobile phones are definitely not immune to that fact.

Unfortunately, the team has found problems with the Sony Ericsson 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 wont have a great experience," a blog post from Stuart Hibberd, head of O2's testing team, reads.

"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."

While its bad news for folks hoping to use the device on the O2 network, you cannot deny it is impressive that the operator would take this step, especially when you consider that they managed to get themselves an exclusive white version of the handset for the market.

Sony Ericsson confirmed that O2 will not be launching the device on April 1 as originally planned, and promised to work with the network over the coming weeks to resolve the issues holding it back.

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1 user comment

127.3.2011 20:46

Obviously someone is thinking long-term for their products, which is something that Sony wouldn't do. Sony what happened to you? You were great in the 80's-90's, and now you ain't worth the pennies that reside in my junk box! - BLUEBOY


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