Feeds

Playstation phone postponed for some punters

Late freight means a wait, mate

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Tomorrow's launch date of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is in doubt after Vodafone joined O2 to postpone the so-called Playstation phone's release.

Last night, Vodafone told customers who had pre-ordered the handset to confirm the phones couldn't be sent out on 1 April due to a supply hitch. This will come as a blow to punters who responded to Vodafone's offer to take Play pre-orders over a week ago.

Today, details of a freight issue arose that could impact the number of handsets reaching the UK in time for launch, VG247 reports.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Orange has updated its website to read 'coming soon' as well. Uh oh.

Three said the earliest delivery for the Xperia Play is 8 April, a week after the Play is released, while T-Mobile has yet to announce availability details.

Last week, O2 said the Xperia Play had failed its network tests and refused to sell the phone unless the detected bugs were ironed out.

Sony Ericsson insisted the release will still go ahead, saying: “We can confirm that the Xperia Play handsets are still planned to launch in the UK for 1 April, as originally communicated.”

The Carphone Warehouse has confirmed it will definitely be offering the device tomorrow, so not everyone has to wait.

Perhaps we'll wake up tomorrow and all of this will have been one big April Fools Day joke. We doubt it, though. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.