Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc limits production due to earthquake; Xperia Neo delayed
Our hearts go out to everyone in Japan. A second set of earthquakes rattled the country for the second time in under a month. Not as much damage was done this time, but several companies have been shaken up by both earthquakes. Sony Ericsson was one of these companies, which announced that quantities of their upcoming devices, the Xperia Play and Arc, will be limited for a while after they first launch.
In addition, SE reports that full-scale launch of the Xperia Neo won’t occur until early Q3 of this year now.
This being the case, if you are hoping to get your hands on one of these devices, we recommend paying special attention to any pre-orders or early sales going on, because it’s quite possible they’ll be all spoken for before too long.
Here’s what SE had to say on its Italian Facebook page (translated using Google):
Hello everyone, today we received an official update on the launch of Xperia Neo.
As you know, the recent disaster happened in Japan is directly involved, both from an emotional point of view and economically.
So far we have not released official communications because we were still assessing the total damage suffered.
Our supply chain is reorganizing in particular as regards the sourcing of components, and the first direct consequence is the rescheduled launch of Xperia Neo, now scheduled for July.
Fortunately Xperia Xperia Arc and Play have not been delayed.
We hope to have your continued understanding in this situation and are confident that we will update you on any further change.
We will continue to keep you updated on the status of these devices and their production.
Source: SE Facebook Italia