Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Pocket-lint that although some territories will be getting the new W960 Walkman phone in November as confirmed in a press release from the Swedish company, UK customers will have to wait a further two months until January before they can get their hands on the new touchscreen phone.

"There will be no W960 until January", David Hilton, head of marketing, Sony Ericsson UK told Pocket-lint.

The news is likely to be a disappointment to UK customers hoping to get the new handset before Christmas and those looking for an alternative Apple's iPhone.

"With such a crowded market for new phones before Christmas, we have decide to wait until the new year to launch the handset", a spokesman told us at the Sony Ericsson launch event in central London.

The device, which will offer a keypad and touchscreen interface is the new flagship model in the company's Walkman range. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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