o2 logoAfter a somewhat rocky ride, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play now has a release date on O2.  Available from the ‘start of June’ (ok, so not a date exactly, but the best we’ve seen so far) the Xperia Play has finally cleared the muddy waters of the O2 testing procedure – something that the other networks either didn’t have trouble with or didn’t care about:

Stuart Hibberd, head of O2’s testing team said:

As you may have seen, we’ve been extensively testing the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY over the last few months to make sure it’ll give our customers a great experience when they use it. I’m happy to say that the end is now in sight and we’re planning to put the Xperia PLAY on sale at the start of June.All the bugs we identified in our testing have now either been fixed or are being worked on and we’re confident that they will be fixed shortly. We’ll be working closely with Sony Ericsson throughout May and if everything goes to plan we’ll be happy to approve the PLAY and put it on sale, both the black version and our exclusive white version.

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