Components shortages stemming from the Japanese earthquake crisis are likely to hit supplies of the Xperia Arc and Play, Sony Ericsson (SE) has admitted.
The London-based joint venture’s two newest Android powered flagship phones are coming to market in the next few weeks. Consumer interest is expected to be especially strong for the Play, AKA the PlayStation phone, which is due to drop on March 31st.
However, while early birds are expected to encounter little problem getting their mitts on the Gingerbread-flavoured handsets, Sony Ericsson has tacitly admitted that supplies are almost certain to run short soon after.
The phone maker stated: “The affected area in northern Japan supplies a large portion of the world’s electronics industry with components, and the current situation will impact Sony Ericsson’s business.
“Although the full impact of the current situation on our business will take additional time to assess, Sony Ericsson anticipates disruption to its supply chain operations.”
SE is currently looking to source components from other suppliers to ameliorate shortages caused by damaged factories in northern Japan.
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