Xperia Arc removed from O2 shop

O2 are the only network in the UK to have not released the Xperia Play yet and for a while the Xperia Arc was also listed as coming soon. A week ago though, O2 added the Xperia Arc to it’s online shop and was ready to buy and said it was in stock.

However after tracking an Arc order, O2 confirmed earlier today that there were aware that the website was showing the Arc as being in stock, when in fact it wasn’t. Since then, the website has been amended but, not just to update the stock status, the handset has been removed from the store entirely. On the front page of the O2 store, the Arc is mentioned but, upon clicking the link you are confronted with a “We’re sorry, but the phone you selected does not exist on the O2 shop.”

Searching for the handset through the store also yields no results. After speaking to several stores, some have said they may get stock of the Arc in the next week or two, while two stores have said they won’t have the phone in for a couple of weeks, while further testing is done. This would explain why the handset is no longer available to purchase from their website. Has anyone managed to acquire a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc through O2? Let us know in the comments.