The Xperia T didn’t launch in the UK today – expect it late Sept

by XB on 05/09/2012

in Xperia J, Xperia T


The Carphone Warehouse is the biggest mobile phone retailer in the UK. It therefore disappoints us that they could spout so much garbage in their press release last week. At the time they stated that the Sony Xperia T would launch on 5 September i.e. today. Well today has come and (almost) gone and guess what, no Xperia T.

The website still lists the Xperia T as coming soon and phoning around a few stores in London yielded a number of blank responses. Calling the national sales line and the staff were even more clueless, referring us to the website. We did speculate that something was wrong last week when the press release talked of the Xperia J shipping today too, this was despite Sony pointing to a Q4 2012 release.

So when can you expect the Xperia T? Well, Sony confirmed this morning that the Xperia T will launch “over the next few weeks”. Pre-orders opened up at Phones4U, another popular UK retailer, who suggest the Xperia T will launch on Wednesday 26 September. This sounds more realistic to us so mark the date in your diaries.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rax816 Rax Emu

    ‘spout so much garbage’…not taking any prisoners today, XB! Just on a little aside, whenever I go into a phone shop in London, I usually end up providing a lot more information than I get…

  • XperiaBlog

    It just frustrated us that we had to jump through so many hoops to effectively get no information. Companies shouldn’t put press releases out that were clearly inaccurate or at least provide some explanation if the situation changes.

  • M Usman

    haha get used to it if its anything to do with the carphonewarehouse. was in the same boat when the x10 was announced, and the arc, and the xperia s. cpw staff are always clueless and don’t know what they are talking about!

  • Cp2020

    This is so true what U saying I live in Manchester and it’s the same story every time I go phones4u shop or basically any other phone retailer, remember going last time prior to xperia p being lunched and staff had had absolutely no idea about it ( and i mean not a single soul ) even tho their website stated phone release for weeks. Some of them didn’t even know that xperia p or u existed even after official launch. Tried to sell me Samsung instead and I told em to get a grip. Joke

  • goldenblls

    My brother works in cpw and he didn’t have the foggiest either.

  • christo

    sony always late,maybe october launching

  • Hurbss

    The dutch provider Hi (part of KPN) (hi.nl) state on their website that they are the first in the world to sell the xperia T. They say it will be medio October..

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  • H-R-K

    sony always late………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/sanojprasath Sanoj Prasath

    when Xperia T launch in INDIA

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