Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Release Date delayed to June
We now have confirmation that Sony Ericsson’s new Android phone known as the Xperia Neo has been delayed. The smartphone was expected to be launch this month on April 19th will now see the delay push the launch date back to at least July. Reports also suggested the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo would be coming to the UK for April 19.
The Japanese quake/sea/nuclear apocalypse has had an effect on Sony Ericsson’s manufacturing abilities, with the Italian arm of the company announcing a delay for the Xperia Neo. It should’ve arrived about now.
The new launch date was provided by Clove which is a UK retailer of mobile devices. According to the reports, the reason for the delay can be attributed to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Japan last month, resulting in production plants being damaged and ceasing operating. This has resulted in a shortage of component parts coming out of the island nation. Clove continues to say that SE will not commit to a date earlier then July in regards to smartphone supplies and even the July date could be pushed further back depending upon the availability of parts.
Apparently, although not delayed yet, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc are also affected by the supply chain shortages, but the company is trying to limit the impact but see stock of the smartphone becoming short over the forthcoming weeks.
Apparently, there isn’t really any clarity on what the current situation re: the Neo release date actually is, meaning it could be the result of ill communication between Sony Ericsson and its retailers, or problems with the actual device – no one seems to know for sure.