Sony has announced that the Xperia S will be launching in Canada on April 17 on the Rogers wireless network running Android Gingerbread 2.3 upgradable to Android 4.0 at a later date. Availability is limited and is exclusive to Sony stores across Canada. The Xperia S does not come equipped with LTE so this will be on the Edge/3G/HSPA+ network.
Sony has confirmed you can pick up the Xperia S for $99 on a 3yr term.
The Xperia S features a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, 4.3″ 1280×720 Reality Display, 720P front facing camera, 1080P 12MP rear facing camera, and 32GB of internal storage. Keep in mind there is no micro SD storage slot with the Xperia S so you will need to take advantage of the HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and using BRAVIA Sync for controlling your Xperia S with your TV remote control when connected to the TV.
For more information check out the Sony Mobile blog.[spoiler]
Xperia S – the first Sony smartphone coming exclusively to Sony Stores across Canada
- First smartphone in the new Xperia NXT series
- Stunning HD viewing and capture powered by Sony
- Effortless sharing of content with easy connectivity across multiple screens
TORONTO, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ – Xperia™ S, the first smartphone from the new Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony – will soon make its Canadian debut. A limited number of Xperia S smartphones will be available exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada, beginning April 17th. Canadians can purchase their Xperia S, which is compatible with the Rogers wireless network, directly at the Sony Store.
“We are thrilled to offer Canadians the first Sony smartphone and the Sony Store is a natural retail partner for this premium device,” said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing, North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Combining exceptional performance with elegant design and a myriad of entertainment possibilities, the Xperia S embodies the connected entertainment experience Sony Mobile represents.”
Experience everything in HD
The Xperia S is an Android smartphone that delivers a stunning HD viewing experience with a high resolution screen, brilliant 4.3″ HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® engine and a 12MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press. This smartphone also features a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor for faster performance.
Xperia S within the world of Sony
With quick and simple HD sharing across four screens, the Xperia S allows consumers to effortlessly connect, share and control content on multiple screens whether it’s a TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet using HDMI, DLNA or BRAVIA Sync. Xperia S is also NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled allowing consumers to share content with each other as well as enjoy an increasing number of NFC applications and services.
Biggest and best entertainment experiences from Sony
Xperia S has full access to the richest entertainment experiences from Sony Entertainment Network*. The recently launched Music Unlimited offers a global catalogue of 15 million songs, while Video Unlimited has the latestHollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios**.
Instantly Recognizable Design
Xperia S showcases a new design approach referred to as “Iconic Identity”. The design will be replicated across the Xperia NXT series and creates a simple strong look that is instantly recognizable. The transparent element at the base creates an iconic silhouette where the display is emphasized and underlined. In addition, it provides illumination effects and integrates the antenna components.
The user interface has been redesigned to match the minimalistic design of the hardware. The home screen has a new colourful flow background making full usage of HD Reality Display and dual-core processing power.
Xperia S will be available in limited quantities across Canada, exclusively at the Sony Store. It is compatible with the Rogers wireless network and is launching with Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Key Features for Xperia S
- 4.3″ Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine with HD resolution screen (1280 x 720), as well as front (720p) and back (1080p) cameras for HD recording.
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing and content download, which can be stored on the internal 32GB flash storage.
- 12MP rear-facing camera with Sony Exmor R™ for mobile.
- NFC enabled to access growing range of NFC applications.
- With HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and using BRAVIA Sync for controlling your Xperia S with your TV remote control when connected to the TV, Xperia S delivers a full HD experience on TV.
i am very disappointed with canada system and that fact that even tho we are the best in the banking system but in terms on technology and cell phones we can compare our self with technologies from 1990 in japan ( in our language this is a PHIND )
secondly why in the world there is NO XPERIA S in WHITE in Canada , only black is coming to Canada and its very disappointing i cant even preorder the white phone
i was waiting for this phone for 6 months and thats what i get to hear also they are not giving to rogers customers ( they want to trap the new clients and once your rogers client they dont give a dame
I surely have one before it comes out I’m Saskatchewan and I’m hooked up on sasktel network I love the experia s better than my I phone 4 it took me a lot researching ,comparing until I decided to buy the experia s the only problem now is you still can’t find a good case for it locally :-),if you compare what type of phone your wanting to get visit gsmarena you can put any phone side by side then compare speed cam processor etc.