Great news for our UK readers who really like the Xperia S. We’ve just learned that O2 and Three will be carrying the Xperia S on their network, when it arrives this March. We’ve also learned that the White version of the Xperia S will be a Phones4U exclusive. Phones4U announced that it has achieved nationwide exclusivity on the white Xperia S in the UK.

So what about the rest of the world? When is T-Mobile and/or AT&T going to get the Xperia S? Hopefully we don’t have a repeat of what Verizon did with the Galaxy Nexus and delaying it a long time. Hopefully we hear release dates of the Xperia S’ family member the Xperia Ion and all of it’s LTE goodness pretty soon.

Who’s ready to get their Xperia S? Or maybe you’re looking for the Xperia Ion that was also announced yesterday that features LTE? Either way hit up the comments below and let us know.



10th January 2012: Following Sony’s announcement of the new Xperia™ S at CES 2012, Phones 4u is pleased to announce that in addition to ranging the black colour variant, it will exclusively sell the Xperia™ S in White from March.

The Xperia™ S is Sony’s first Flagship smartphone, sporting an iconic new design and allowing you to enjoy everything about the device in full HD. Take snaps of your mates with the 12 MP camera and view on the 4.3-inch crystal clear LCD HD Reality display, or record HD videos and share it all on your HD TV, straight from your Xperia™ S. The 1.3 MP front facing camera means you can also stay in touch with friends and family via HD video chat!

The much talked about Xperia™ S will be available from Phones 4u stores and online from March. Pricing and launch date to be confirmed nearer the time. In the meantime you can see a hands-on review of the new Xperia™ S and pre-register your interest in Sony’s new flagship device from today on the Phones 4u website.

When you take out a contract on the Xperia™ S at Phones 4u, you’ll also get 3 months free unlimited* 4u Wi-Fi. The new 4u Wi-Fi offering from Phones 4u allows you 3 months of free access to Wi-Fi from your mobile phone whenever you’re in one of The Cloud’s 6000+ hotspots across the UK. What makes 4u Wi-Fi even better is that you only have to register for Wi-Fi access ONCE. Each time you then enter one of The Cloud’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you will be automatically connected to wireless internet.

Scott Hooton, Trading Director at Phones 4u said: “The Xperia™ S takes the mobile HD experience to a whole new level and packages it all up in a slick new innovative design for Sony. Being the only retailer to offer both the white and black variants, along with free 4u Wi-Fi, we’re expecting the Xperia™ S to be a popular smartphone of choice at Phones 4u as we enter the New Year.”

Features of the Xperia™ S include:

· 12 MP Camera with 16x digital zoom, autofocus, 3D Sweep Panorama and 1.3 MP front facing camera
· 1080p HD Video Recording and playback, with HD 720p for video chat
· Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
· 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen with LCD HD display
· 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
· 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual core processor
· 1GB(RAM) + 32GB Flash memory eMMC
· Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
· 3D Games and Music player with 3D surround sound
· HDMI support