Ever since the Xperia Z was revealed at CES, I’ve been fantasizing about buying the gorgeous device. With its minimalist, monolith-like design, polished software, and top of the line specs, there are so many things to like about the Sony Xperia Z. Did I mention it’s waterproof?

The Xperia Z is becoming available today in the first market, and as you’d expect, the lucky first customers are Japanese. The phone is the star of NTT Docomo’s Spring Collection, and was first made available for preorder on January 23.

If you happen to be in Japan, you can now buy the Sony Xperia Z in black, purple, or white. The device is actually a version that is customized for the Japanese market, codenamed SO-02E, and boasting a One Seg tuner, FeliCa NFC, infrared, and a bevy of localized software features.

The other specifications are identical to the international version, with highlights such as a quad-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, a 441PPI full HD display, and a 13.1MP camera with Exmor RS sensor.

If you’re interesting in getting the device now, check out NTT Docomo’s product page. As for the other markets from around the world, we have an availability roundup here.

Do you like the new Sony Xperia Z? At Android Authority, we think that Sony is on the verge of making a comeback. Do you agree?