Sony’s upcoming flagship Android smartie, the Xperia S, will not be landing in Blighty in January after all, it has been revealed.
Last month, online vendor Play.com listed the Xperia S for a January 30th launch, which was brought forward from an initial March 9th due date – some six weeks before the competition. This was then pushed back last week to February 13th with the company stating it “cannot avoid occasional delays being passed on from our suppliers”.
Now it has updated the product page stating a March 6th availability date, a mere three days sooner than originally promised.
While Play.com has yet to comment on the changes, Sony has told GSMArena that it “only ever communicated the first week of March with all customers and distributors”.
Our best guess is that the phone-maker is holding back shipments until it has officially shown off the handset later this month at the Mobile World Congress.
Meanwhile, high street retailer Carphone Warehouse looks to set to be on board for the launch with potentially the cheapest price point yet at £429.95, just pennies shy of eBuyer’s £429.99 price tag.
For those looking to get around the one-off outlay altogether, Three, O2, Orange and T-Mobile has confirmed they will offer the Xperia S on a range of contracts. Vodafone is the only major UK network yet to confirm its position.
Cool Smartphone, GSMArena