SE Xperia Play Launch Delayed in New Zealand, Phones Stolen [Update]
It’s not every day that we get to cover stories like this one. As otrageous as it might sound, the New Zealand Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launch has been delayed due to a major security breach that left the carrier without smartphones.
According to a recent Vodafone New Zealand tweet, the shipment of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphones has been stolen. With no devices to launch, the carrier is delaying the launch event. There’s no information on how many devices were stolen — wish we knew the logistic information — or when will the new shipment arrive but we hope all the serial numbers and IMEIs get blacklisted and the authorities do their best in finding the stolen property.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play scored a solid 4 out of 5 score in our review with lots of pros and specs including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of ROM, four-inch TFT display with a 480×854 FWVGA resolution and a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus.
Update: We actually felt sorry for both Vodafone, Sony Ericsson and the upcoming owners but turns out the whole story was a lame marketing catch from Vodafone New Zealand’s side. A carrier representative told The Australian that Vodafone made up the whole story. Shame!