Sony Xperia S to Launch End of January

Sony Xperia S, Sony's first ever Android powered smartphone, will be launched by the end of January and not in March as reported earlier.

Online vendor, Play.com, revealed this information by updating their product page for mobile phones. The page also discloses the release date of the device as 9th March. In fact, Clove and Ebuyer have also confirmed the availability of Xperia S within just a week of the date mentioned by Play.com.

On Play.com, consumers can pre order the device for £449.99 - the vendor has assured the lowest price in case there is drop by the time of its release. With the introduction of contract deals by O2, T Mobile, Three and Orange, this smartphone will be available for subsidised rate or even for free, reports U Switch.

Vodafone happens to be the only network carrier in the UK which has not yet confirmed whether or not they are carrying the device.

The device is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an upgrade to the latest 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS soon after the launch. It runs on a 1.5GHz dual core processor and features a 4.3 inch HD display screen, NFC functionality, 12 mega pixel camera and an HDMI port.