O2 blaming Sony Ericsson for the delay with the Xperia Play

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O2 has delayed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, blaming Sony Ericsson’s software.

Stuart Hibberd, head of O2’s testing team, said the team “found some bugs in the software that, if they’re not fixed, mean customers won’t have a great experience”.

The problems were found over the past few weeks but are trying to be resolved, although they are not revealing what exactly the problems are or what software they affect.

“Sometimes we discover bugs and issues on a phone” he added.

“This is perfectly normal – bugs can appear in every form of software. When we discover these issues we work with our phone manufacturer partners to fix them and make sure that O2 customers will have the best possible experience when they use their phone.

“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.”

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a combination of a PlayStation with the very latest Android smart phone technology.

This is the first ever PlayStation Certified smartphone, with real Playstation controls sliding out from below the screen.

The Xperia Play runs on Android 2.3 and gives you access to around 50 games with thousands of Apps from Android marketplace, a 5-megapixel camera and six preloaded games.

The Xperia lay will be available exclusively in white from O2.

So I guess if you are hoping to purchase one you will just have play the waiting game until further notice as O2 has yet to confirm whenthe Xperia Pay wil be ready for release.

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