Xperia Pro now due mid October

It’s been quite a while since Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Pro and has seen more delays than most handsets. When announced, Sony Ericsson did say the handset would come out later than the Xperia Arc, Xperia Play and Xperia Neo but, the first rumored release date was back in June. Since then, we’ve seen it pushed back a month or so every time. Last we heard, the handset was due out in late September according to the SE-Store and had been listed as such since July. You can now however purchase handsets directly from the Sony Ericsson website and so, the SE-Store no longer exists, nor does any release information for the Xperia Pro, apart from “coming soon” on the handset’s specification page.

UK online retailer Clove however have noted the initial stock is expected October 17th. Hopefully the handset will finally be released next month as there’s many people who haven’t opted for one of Sony Ericsson’s alternative handsets but, have instead waited for the Xperia Pro as it features a QWERTY slide out keyboard like the Xperia Mini Pro but, doesn’t skimp on other specs. It features a 3.7 inch display, an 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video recording and HDMI connectivity. The display features the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine like the Xperia Arc, Neo and Ray.