Back in February we brought you the news that Sony’s first smartphone – so dubbed because they’ve dropped the SonyEricsson moniker – would be released in our Autumn.

We now have news that it’ll be in around two weeks – that is, from 11 April, the Sony Xperia S will be available from Vodafone and Crazy Johns, and shortly thereafter it’ll be available via Optus, and also for outright purchase from retailers including JB HiFi, Dick Smith Electronics, Allphones, Telechoice and Harvey Norman.

This both confirms and follows hot on the tail of the rumour that Optus will likely have the device in mid April.

So folks, what do you think – will you give Sony’s first solo smartphone a go?