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Xperia Play: Vodafone UK Delays April 1st Launch

A few days ago we announced that O2 had unfortunately delayed the UK release of the much-anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset, which they said was due to the fact that they had discovered software bugs that were apparently causing issues with the Xperia Play’s performance.

Now we have just received word that Vodafone UK and 3 have also delayed the Xperia Play’s April 1st launch. According to Johnny Cullen over at, Vodafone sent out a customer notice on Wednesday night, announcing that it would not be able to provide them with their orders.

Sony Ericsson has recently confirmed that a ‘freight issue’ might possibly impact the number of Xperia Play phones that reach the UK in time for the April 1st launch. However, the company did issue a statement claiming that the upcoming handset should still be launching on Friday as expected.

Vodafone’s customer notice claimed that there would only be a small delay. They also stated that they are working closely with Sony Ericsson, to ensure that the phone is delivered to customers as soon as possible. Vodafone started taking pre-orders for the Xperia Play phone a couple of weeks ago.

Were you thinking of picking up the Xperia Play from O2, 3 or Vodafone UK?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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