*PAYG* Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - Only £358.99 @ Mobile Phones Direct
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*PAYG* Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - Only £358.99 @ Mobile Phones Direct

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Found 4th Apr 2011
Thought this was a decent price for the newly released experia play! Available on orange, tmobile and vodafone!

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....with two networks going public on a delay due to buggy software...trust me its gotta be pretty bad to go THAT public when its such and anticipated handset...

I'd be waiting for a bit more maturity in the core platform if it were me...when spending this much I don't like being a real time guinea pig.

In this economic climate of doom and gloom, are people really willing to risk so much money on a new product,when review sites are full of negative comments about many newly released phones ?

This seems a good price if you are interested in this phone.

Better than a recent Ipad 2 thread claiming to be a "hot deal" just because somewhere had stock for 10 mins even though the price was the same as other retailers.

Is this company any good?

Monkey nuts 2

Is this company any good?



Sony? ... nah, rather buy an Onkyo!

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JohnnyUtah

Sony? ... nah, rather buy an Onkyo!



no mobilephonesdirect.

Onkyo? Never heard of them. (_;)

NeoTrix

no mobilephonesdirect.



Monkey nuts 2

Is this company any good?



"Sony", sorry mate never heard of them

Anyone used mobilephonesdirect before?

Online review are very mixed.

I bought a Desire off them last year on PAYG. No problems for me.

NeoTrix

no mobilephonesdirect.


Did someone not understand it was a joke ?

speedski

....with two networks going public on a delay due to buggy … ....with two networks going public on a delay due to buggy software...trust me its gotta be pretty bad to go THAT public when its such and anticipated handset...I'd be waiting for a bit more maturity in the core platform if it were me...when spending this much I don't like being a real time guinea pig.



O2 are holding back on releaase due to issues they have found in the handset firmware whilst testing. O2 are offering the White Xperia Play model.

Vodafone struggled to get units into the UK in time for the launch date but are aiming for supplies to be available from today (5 April 2011).

Which of the other three networks has reported "buggy software"?

[ nowgamer.com/new…ing ]
Tom Hopkins 17:12, Monday 28 March 2011, NowGamer.com

Sony Ericsson confirmed last week that: "Xperia Play will be launching on … Sony Ericsson confirmed last week that: "Xperia Play will be launching on 1st April across all UK mobile operator partners except for O2, who have decided to prolong the testing period in order to ensure that the software meets the requirements of its procedures. Sony Ericsson will be working with O2 over the next couple of weeks to expedite the process and ensure that O2 customers can soon join consumers across the UK in being able to enjoy the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone."Xperia Play will also be available from T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone.



BFN,

fp.

PS. For the benefit of clarity, Three had not intended to support the Xperia Play from launch.
Edited by: "fanpages" 5th Apr 2011

fanpages

O2 are holding back on releaase due to issues they have found in the … O2 are holding back on releaase due to issues they have found in the handset firmware whilst testing. O2 are offering the White Xperia Play model.Vodafone struggled to get units into the UK in time for the launch date but are aiming for supplies to be available from today (5 April 2011).Which of the other three networks has reported "buggy software"?PS. For the benefit of clarity, Three had not intended to support the Xperia Play from launch.



If you read my post again, I said two of the networks, I never said all networks. Like I say, for me it needs more maturity, SE must have been expecting the networks to launch the handsets and o2 and voda would have only gone public if it was really bad and SE weren't getting it fixed quick enough as, in launch terms such public announcements are extremely damaging.

The point here is that the networks cant resolve the software internally and need SE to do so (its not carrier specific clearly) and the networks feel that its so bad they arent willing to risk the returns on the handset if launched in its current state.

I have this handset (moved over from a Desire) and have to say that it is good. Feels solid, swift, well built - screen is good (although the auto brightness is a little neurotic), all the bits that you need for a good phone are there and work really well. The gaming side is a little disjointed - but then look at all new releases - it will take a while for the portfolio to build up.

The novelty of being able to play 5 minutes destruction derby/reckless racing etc on a quality 'pad' wherever I am is one that will take a while to wear off.

Battery is also light years ahead of the Desire - the only bits I missed are the zoom on the camera and the sense keyboard - but both of these have been corrected with apps.

It is a very good and stable phone so far. Not sure what has been found to be 'wrong' with the firmware - but in the week I have had it it has been more stable than any of the other phones I have owned, be it android, apple or symbian.

The upside of course is that all of this negative press will drive the price down - but it is a really good phone.

smileyadam

I have this handset (moved over from a Desire) and have to say that it is … I have this handset (moved over from a Desire) and have to say that it is good. Feels solid, swift, well built - screen is good (although the auto brightness is a little neurotic), all the bits that you need for a good phone are there and work really well. The gaming side is a little disjointed - but then look at all new releases - it will take a while for the portfolio to build up.The novelty of being able to play 5 minutes destruction derby/reckless racing etc on a quality 'pad' wherever I am is one that will take a while to wear off.Battery is also light years ahead of the Desire - the only bits I missed are the zoom on the camera and the sense keyboard - but both of these have been corrected with apps.It is a very good and stable phone so far. Not sure what has been found to be 'wrong' with the firmware - but in the week I have had it it has been more stable than any of the other phones I have owned, be it android, apple or symbian.The upside of course is that all of this negative press will drive the price down - but it is a really good phone.



smileyadam, whats the camera like for video?

A few websites claim it can record 720p video. Is this the case?

speedski

....with two networks going public on a delay due to buggy software...



speedski

If you read my post again, I said two of the networks, I never said all … If you read my post again, I said two of the networks, I never said all networks.



Yes, I know.

My query was which two networks; only O2 have announced delaying availability due to (your term) "buggy software".

speedski

Like I say, for me it needs more maturity, SE must have been expecting … Like I say, for me it needs more maturity, SE must have been expecting the networks to launch the handsets and o2 and voda would have only gone public if it was really bad and SE weren't getting it fixed quick enough as, in launch terms such public announcements are extremely damaging.The point here is that the networks cant resolve the software internally and need SE to do so (its not carrier specific clearly) and the networks feel that its so bad they arent willing to risk the returns on the handset if launched in its current state.



Vodafone's inability to supply at the launch date was not because of "buggy software".

BFN,

fp.

PS. dandandan1:
Did you change the title of this deal thread?

When I first commented it was:
"Sony Ericsson Xperia Play PAYG ONLY £358.99 @ Mobilephonesdirect !".

Now it reads:
"*PAYG* Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - Only £358.99 @ Mobile Phones Direct"

Serious enquiry due to ongoing discussions in a "Feedback" thread:
"http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/query-why-feedback-thread-titles-being-changed/879003"

BFN,

fp.

this phone argos £500.

Expired. They now want £489.

too late now lol
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