Specifically, Sony said in a press release that “a limited number of Xperia S smartphones will be available exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada, beginning April 17th.” Yes folks, you read that right, the Sony Xperia S will be available for purchase in a week, so the wait will all be over very soon!
Now before you start lining up at a local Sony Store in Canada, just be aware that this particular model is billed as being “compatible with the Rogers wireless network.” Therefore, if you happen to be on Bell or Telus, you’re out of luck – well, that’s unless this version is an unlocked model.
Unfortunately, the press release didn’t go into the exact details surrounding pricing, though, it’s being reported that the handset will be flaunting a $99.99 pricing with a 3-year agreement. Needless to say, that’s a long time being tethered down to a single device, but nevertheless, people up north should be accustomed to that sort of thing. Additionally, it’s stated that the handset will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it’s also mentioned to be upgradeable to Android 4.0 sometime later in the year.
source: CNW via MobileSyrup