On the bright side of things, the Sony Xperia V will be launched at a slightly lower price. 529€ is what the smartphone will cost without a contract, which is 20€ less than its preliminary pricing. Moreover, Sony will be shipping the Xperia V with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, instead of ICS.
In case you need a refresher, the Sony Xperia V was announced back in August, alongside its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia T, and its modest sibling, the Sony Xperia J. It is a water-resistant handset with support for LTE networks, powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and flaunting a 4.3-inch screen with HD resolution. Also, that 13-megapixel camera on its back should take some pretty good-looking photos.
Note that the tweet does not specifically mention whether the Xperia V launch delay concerns French consumers only, or the device is being delayed across all of Europe. At this time, retailers in Switzerland and Sweden are still accepting pre-orders for the device with an estimated shipping date within 2 to 6 weeks.
source: Sony Xperia France (Twitter) via Android Central