Sony Xperia S launch to be delayed until February 13

Sadly, there's bad news for fanboys looking to lay their hands on the massively anticipated Sony Xperia S - as a report by The Inquirer states that Play.com has officially confirmed that the device won't be available in the store, as per previous expectations.

According to the Play.coom's listing for the device, the Xperia S won't be in stock until February 13. The site however kept the option of preorders open, for all those wishing to purchase the device outright on the first day of its arrival.

The SIM free variant of the device will be available for only £449.99.

The Xperia S will be powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich), and will flaunt a 4.3 inch High Definition capable touchscreen. The device will run on an 1.5 GHz dual core processor, feature a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 12 megapixel rear facing camera, 16GB (or 32GB) of storage capacity as well as DLNA and HDMI connectivity.

In addition, the Xperia S will also be equipped with a fast charging battery pack and a UV reactive dirt proof casing.

The device was first unveiled by the Japanese electronics giant at the Consumer Electronic Show earlier this month. ITProPortal.com managed to get its hands on the phone, a week before it was announced - here.