Sony Ericsson (Italy) have announced via their Facebook page that the launch of the Xperia Neo has been pushed back to July.
The reason behind the delay is due to all the havoc caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, from where Sony Ericsson’s sources its handsets part.
Here is the official statement from Sony Ericsson over the Neo’s delay :
"Xperia Neo has already been introduced to the marketplace in limited quantities," Sony Ericsson said."However, due to supply chain disruptions resulting from the situation in Japan, we have shifted the timing of Xperia Neo’s broader launch and it is now planned for early third quarter."
Sony Ericsson announced a bunch of Xperia branded handsets at the MWC 2011 including the highly anticipated Xperia Play. The company launched the Xperia Play and the Arc in quite a few regions of the world, last week.
The Xperia Neo is already available in certain regions of the world, but in extremely limited quantities. Hopefully, the situation in Japan will improve sooner than later and normalcy of the supply chain will be restored.