It’s not all bad…
The Xperia Play has it’s fans but that really appeals to a niche market – a pretty big market of gamers – but a niche market nonetheless.
The iPhone 5 will no doubt claim to reinvent the wheel but personally I think the Arc and the forthcoming Neo are the phones that will really change the game for SE. Incorporating standards like Flash and native wifi tethering et al onboard the Arc and Neo, along with a few minor alterations in future updates, could (and bloody well should!) really start driving a wedge between Apple and it’s countless fanboys.
For SE, the Test Lab and for dedicated SE customers, it’s going to be an interesting year. All is forgiven!