So it looks like the uproar over Sony not making the Xperia T available for folks in the UK who fancy purchasing their phone contract-free until 2013 has proven to be – as the Brits would say – nothing but a storm in a teacup.

Android Central has received a statement from Sony about the fate of the James Bond phone, which effectively puts an end to the debacle that was started by Expansys UK.

A Sony’s spokesman said that the Xperia T will go for sale as planned according to the “timescales previously announced through Vodafone, EE, O2, 3, Carphone Warhouse, Phones4U, and Tesco.” One story that the company wants to set straight is that it hasn’t put any restriction on how retailers and mobile operators should sell the phone.

This means it’s likely you’ll be able to walk into stores and come home with a SIM-free Xperia T – at least on some of the retailers mentioned above. As a heads up, some stores aren’t shipping the Sony Xperia T until September 27. We suggest you hold off hunting out for the phone until next week.

Out of curiosity, mind telling us whether you prefer to get your phone with or without a contract? Please do so in the comments below.