Unveiled back a few days ago, the Sony Xperia S smartphone has been available in some parts of the world since late February, where an international debut was nowhere to be found. Now according to Sony, the handset has started shipping globally, which means the handset should shortly be available from carriers and retailers around the world.
The Sony Xperia S is the first company-branded Android smartphone and is part of a larger Xperia NXT series of handsets. Equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the smartphone also sports 32GB onboard memory and 1 GB of RAM. While the new phone will be shipped with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will make its debut soon in coming weeks (what Sony was proud enough to announce the same). We still hope for some innovative features to hit the phone.
We’ll be sure to keep you guys posted, whenever the phone makes its debut on any of carriers.
On a side note, SonyMobile has already released open sources for custom ROM chefs and developers, giving developers the green light to access their open source archives for the Sony Xperia S with complete instructions on building custom ROMs and kernels for use on that device.