Sony Ericsson has refuted reports that the launch of the Xperia X10 smartphone has been delayed.
On-line Sony Ericsson sales staff told Mobile this week that the Android smartphone would not be available until April. However in November Sony Ericsson's pre-order registration website for the X10 said the device would be launched in February.
Today a Sony Ericsson spokesman insisted the manufacturer had never specified any launch date for the X10 other than Quarter One. He added: 'If anything appeared (on the Sony Ericsson website) saying otherwise, then it was incorrect.'
Confusion surrounding the launch date has sparked industry speculation the yet another Sony Ericsson smartphone had been hit with software problems.
Just last week Vodafone announced it would not range the Sony Ericsson X2 due to software glitches. The news came just weeks after Sony Ericsson's flagship smartphones, the Satio and the Aino, were hit with software problem.
The X10 is Sony Ericsson's first Android smartphone. It comes with 1GB of internal memory, a four inch screen and boasts the superfast 1GHz Snapgragon chip from Qualcomm. It also includes the Sony Ericsson developed contacts and media integrated software - Mediascape and Timescape, which the manufacturer will open up to developers. It also sports a high-spec eight megapixel camera with touch focus and smile detection.