Sony has just announced here at MWC 2012 that its Xperia S Android smartphone is shipping now globally and will be available exclusively in the Barcelona Sony Store this week. Sony says the S joins the just-revealed Xperia P and Xperia U as part of the Xperia NXT series of "connected entertainment devices." The Android-powered phone launched in Japan just last week as the Xperia NX, but now it looks like the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on the device. The device has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor that runs a skinned version of Gingerbread on a 4.3-inch, 720p display. Be sure to check our hands-on impressions of the smartphone from CES and our product database for more details, and we'll let you know when Sony lets us know how much the Xperia S will cost you.