Last we’ve heard of this touch-enabled featurephone that’s supposed to have the ‘four corner UI’ also seen in Sony Ericsson’s Android smartphones, it was reportedly headed to T-Mobile UK… in November.
That clearly didn’t happen, and today we know why. Dutch mobile news site NieuweMobiel has received official word from Sony Ericsson’s Ben Padley that the phone’s release has been postponed until February 2011. The reason for the delay is that the company is apparently not satisfied with the software.
The delay will happen worldwide. It remains to be seen whether that will impact the sales of the first touchscreen-touting Walkman phone when it does launch. This, branding aside, is a low-end phone after all – it has a 2.6 inch QVGA touchscreen display, ‘Walkman player’, ‘Touch TrackID’, Bluetooth, a 3.5 mm headset jack, social networking integration (Facebook, Twitter, Orkut), Google search, a 2MP camera, and MicroSD card support, but no 3G.
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