O2 has said Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone - aka the PlayStation phone - is ready to go on sale.... nearly. The UK network operator was to have joined other carriers and launch the handset on 1 April. At the eleventh hour, however, O2 admitted its testing had revealed bugs in the SE firmware and its participation in the …
As if every product ever launched didn't have bugs. At least they are software bugs and can be fixed in a service release.
Microsoft will happily launch products with hardware bugs, as they know they can resell working versions all over a again a couple of years down the line.... Xbox360 being a fine example of this consumer unfriendly attitude.
Have you seen Sony Ericsson's record on fixing bugs in firmware?
If you're lucky you may get two firmware fixes and even those don't fix some critical defects.
The XBox 360 was a mad rush to get it out at a crucial time, before the PS3. If it had launched after the PS3 it may have flopped, even if the hardware was more robust.
In the case of this phone there isn't really a need to rush it out.
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