It seems that the natural disaster which affected not so long ago Japan is affecting smartphone production as well in quite a severe manner. As such, Sony Ericsson recently announced that it will be delaying the launch of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo because of the natural disaster and certain components will be in short supply from Japan.
The manufacturer says that certain supplies needed for the manufacturing of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo are running low and as such the device might not see an April launch in the UK but rather a launch date somewhere in July. The main issue for this the fact that the manufacturer could release the device now but it might run the risk of running out of units and not being able to meet the demand and as such they would rather reschedule the launch and make sure that they have an appropriate number of devices rather than rushing it out sooner.
The device looks a lot like a smaller version of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and spec wise you could easily say that these days it would easily settle into the mid-range sector. I would expect the device to do quite well in the sector if it’s appropriately priced by the company.
In any case, Xperia Neo will come to retailers and carriers starting with June, if the latest announcement is to be taken into account ( which you obviously should as I did come from SE ). Stay tuned for more info on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo!1