May is turning into another big month for new smartphones, with the launch of the LG G3 set to round things off nicely on the 27th.
But one new arrival we won't be seeing anytime soon is the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra phablet, as it seems Sony has decided not to bother bringing it to the UK at all.
The smartphone industry moves quickly, so we'll forgive you if the T2 Ultra doesn't ring a bell. It was announced back in January alongside the entry-level Xperia E1, with a large 6in display but a mid-range spec sheet including the likes of a 720p screen resolution, 1.4GHz processor speed and just 1GB of RAM.
At the time we said price and availability details would probably emerge at MWC in February, but they didn't – and haven't since then either.
However, online mobile retailer Clove has broken the media silence and officially labelled the Xperia T2 Ultra as discontinued, complete with a notice in big red letters on its former pre-order page:
“The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra will not be coming to the UK & is no longer available for sale”. That seems pretty final, despite the fact that as of right now you can still pre-register for news on the T2 Ultra on Sony's own website.
In truth, the Xperia T2 Ultra's non-arrival in the UK is unlikely to cause any sleepless nights. There are a number of very good options in the Xperia smartphone range, but the Xperia T2 Ultra isn't one of them.
To be fair to Sony, its original press release back in January openly said the T2 Ultra was “designed specifically with customers from emerging markets in China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim in mind”.