O2 expects to be able to sell the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play soon, after addressing the software bugs that caused the carrier to delay the launch of the much-anticipated handset.
The so-called PlayStation phone officially hit the market in a blaze of hype on April 1st . However, after uncovering bugs that it claimed seriously impaired the user experience it offered, O2 announced it is holding back on the handset until it had addressed them.
The good news is that the fixes are now nigh-on complete and O2 is almost ready to release the phone into the wild.
Stuart Hibberd, head of O2’s testing team, said: "Since [announcing the delay] we’ve received new software from Sony Ericsson which we’ve been testing here and, I’m happy to report, it has fixed a lot of the bugs that would have stopped our customers having a great experience when they use the Play.
“This is an important milestone for us and means the Play is nearly ready to go on sale.”
O2 wasn’t the only network to postpone the launch of the phone. Orange and T-Mobile temporarily delayed availability citing supply shortages stemming from the Japanese earthquake disaster.
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