Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY to finally come to O2 UK in June

The first PlayStation-certified smartphone, Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, is finally going to make its debut on the O2 network in UK next month. The carrier was initially expected to launch the handset in April, but reportedly software bugs found at the eleventh hour pushed its release back.

Now however, weíve got an official confirmation from the O2 blog that the issues are nearly resolved and the handset will be available in O2 UK network next month. Unfortunately pricing is still a mystery at this point, but we should be getting an update on that soon enough.

Yet, we canít help but wonder about those alleged bugs. After all, the handset hit the shelves as planned elsewhere and we didnít notice any deal-breaking issues when we reviewed it, which leads us to believe that the issues had something to do with the bloatware that O2 is trying to install on the handset.

In case you are not familiar with the term, we are talking about the custom carrier-branded software that normally does little more than irritate users and slow-down updates. Boy, do we hope to be wrong with our assumption here.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY to finally come to O2 UK in June - reader comments

  • cdog

tesco are doing it for £30 with 750 minutes, 5000 texts + 1gb of net, why go for voda with 300 minutes. get in and get it from tesco. i got 1000 clubcard points aswel :D

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  • 2011-05-10 10:45
  • mqMu
  • browny905

I didn't realise it was on other networks too as hadn't looked around. Just seen it on t-mobile. Great prices but they have dropped alot, suggesting it ain't selling too well. T-mobile started at 55quid a month.

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  • 2011-05-05 22:48
  • 3xuV
  • Anonymous

Correct, and with O2s recent price hike (across the board) Tesco and Vodafone can expect little competition from them. lmao

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  • 2011-05-05 21:53
  • ix17