Sony Mobile is set to make its affordable Xperia E smartphone available for purchase in the UK next month, and wireless carrier O2 has already confirmed plans to add it to its offering.However, while initially expected to reach shelves in the country before the end of this month, the device appears to have been pushed back to March, and said operator has confirmed this.
At the moment, O2 UK expects Xperia E to arrive in stock next month, as can be seen on its website, and it seems that UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse does the same.
Users interested in the purchase of this Android-based smartphone can already pre-register for it at the Carphone Warehouse, so as to make sure that they will receive one when it becomes available.
Xperia E was made official in December last year as an entry-level device in Sony’s popular lineup, featuring a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (an upgrade to 4.1 Jelly Bean was also promised).
“Xperia E has all the fancy features you’d expect from a smartphone - easy access to thousands of apps, a 3.2 megapixel camera and DLNA – so you can share your images and music, wired or wirelessly on networked digital media players,” O2 UK notes.
“It follows the Sony signature Arc design, to fit comfortably in the hand, and the 3.5“screen is clear and user-friendly. Xperia E also remembers why phones were made in the first place: phone calls are as easy as ever, and sound quality is enhanced with noise cancellation.”
The specifications list of this handset also includes a 1GHz processor, xLOUD audio technology, HD Voice, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, a built-in WALKMAN application, and various other features and customizations coming from Sony themselves.
“With access to millions of music tracks from the cloud based streaming service, Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, you'll have loads of new music right at your fingertips,” the Carphone Warehouse notes.