Sony Mobile today confirmed where, when and how the Xperia S will be available in Australia.

Optus will have the Xperia S available in Black from ‘early April’, we believe it will be $0 on the $49 cap.

Vodafone will have the Xperia S available in White from 11 April, also believed to be $0 on the $49 cap. A mini HDMI cable is included in the box when purchasing from Vodafone.

Crazy Johns will have the Xperia S available in Black and White from 11 April.

In a refreshing move the Xperia S will also be available outright from JB Hifi, Dick Smith Electronics, Allphones, Telechoice and Harvey Norman. The phone supports all Australian 3G bands and is unlocked for use on any mobile network, unfortunately it does not support LTE or dual channel HSPA. We believe the phone will be sold outright at these retailers from $579 – wow!

Sony Mobile have also included 2x rewriteable NFC tags in the box for the Australian release. This is an impressive phone and a solid release for Sony Mobile’s first handset in the Australian market. We hope to have a review of the Xperia S up within a week or so.