Vodafone delays Xperia Play UK launch

After O2 its Vodafone now which has delayed the launch of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play in United Kingdom.

Last night Vodafone sent out a customer notice to all those who preorder the phone from the network, confirming the delay.

Xperia Play

Here is what the notice reads:

“Sony Ericsson have advised us that they will not be able to supply the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to meet the original launch date of 1 April. Unfortunately, this means there will be a small delay to your order,”

“We are working closely with Sony Ericsson to ensure your phone is delivered as soon as possible and we will be in touch again with specific timescales when we know more. We appreciate this is disappointing and are doing our very best to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

However Sony Ericsson just a while ago in a statement to VG247 said that “freight issue” has plagued Xperia Play and this may impact the number of handsets arriving at some retails outlets, but the company will still launch Xperia Play as planned despite Vodafone backing out.

“We can confirm that the Xperia PLAY handsets are still planned to launch in the UK for 1st April, as originally communicated,”

“However, as of today, we have experienced a freight issue that may impact the number of Xperia PLAYs arriving at some retail outlets. This said, consumers can purchase Xperia PLAY as of April 1st at a number of stores across the UK.”