Feeds

O2 revises PlayStation phone release date

Out early June, if Sony Ericsson splats last few bugs

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone will finally make it to O2 next month, the network operator said this week.

Originally due on 1 April, the Android-running game-centric handset was pulled by O2 at the eleventh hour after fail to pass the company's network-friendliness tests.

Other carriers went ahead and launched the phone, presumably satisfied with its performance.

Thanks to a series of firmware updates, the Play is now nearly ready for deployment on O2, blogged Stuart Hibberd, head of O2’s testing team.

But he cautioned that the Play hasn't yet been certified by O2 and the smartphone will only debut on the network "if everything goes to plan". There are still bugs that are being worked on, he said, but said he is "confident that they will be fixed shortly". ®

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan
Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.