Sony Xperia V launch delayed in parts of Europe
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
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Sony should cancel this phone and introduce something else, and they should announce the phone just a few weeks before selling to the market.
3. NickPeters (Posts: 62; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I would, actually, like to have this phone because I think its everything the One S (witch btw I like very much in terms of design and I like Sense UI) was supposed to be like screen, camera, microSD card support and + its water-resistant and nice looking (although One S looks much better to me). I don't know... Maybe you're right about the LATE thing and it will probably be slightly overpriced according to its specs when it gets out but its nonetheless a good phone and very competitive against other high-end devices. As I just said, the price is probably going to change my mind and be the one guilty for not-buying this phone but if that's so, than I need to look up for another device.
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2375; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
no way should they cancel this phone dood.......S4+ processor, water resistant, 13 mp camera, 4.3 inch HD screen,playstation certified, Gorgeous Design, and to top it all off, it has a REMOVABLE BATTERY!!
2. ryq24 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
sony always late. same thing happen with ion.
4. nakul377 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
thats bad news for sony lovers , and is it gonna effect on launching in india ? im waiting and waiting for this phone so despratly but now i think i have to go for another phone :( :(
6. Grishm (Posts: 52; Member since: 18 May 2012)
Don't let your hopes high, man. I don't think Xperia V will be made available in the Indian market on the same lines of Xperia Acro S. If by any chance it is, it's going to be a miracle.
5. Grishm (Posts: 52; Member since: 18 May 2012)
Typical trait of Sony! They manufacture some beautiful and feature rich phones, yet always delay the phones' availability. By the time those phones hit the stores, people would have grabbed phones from other brands thus losing out potential customers.
9. TMach (Posts: 266; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Sony is probably the only company with poorer marketing strategy than HTC! They make gorgeous, well built and desirable phones but deliver them to the market late or fail to market them adequately. Arguably, the fruit company's biggest strength is its marketing nous! Can someone at Sony possibly explain why you would miss the Christmas period and release a phone when people have spent all their money on Christmas and presents! Doh! By the way, there seems to be a shortage the Xperia T, especially the gorgeous white variant!!