Barely a week after Sony unveiled its latest Xperia Z1 masterpiece, its older but smaller sibling, the Xperia M, has slowly made its way to US shores. The relatively smaller smartphone, which focuses on easy connectivity with other Sony devices, is now available for purchase from online stores.

The Sony Xperia M was announced way back in June this year, sporting rather modest hardware specs. A 4-inch 854×480 display tops the device with a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM running the show underneath. But more than just the hardware, the Xperia M is marketed as connected device, offering features such as Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and ANT+ that lets users easily connect not only to fellow Xperia M units, but also to Sony’s NFC-enabled BRAVIA TVs and even sports gadgets.

Sony is now making the smartphone available in the US, but so far only from its own online store and from Newegg. Although two SIM variants were announced during launch, it seems that only the single SIM option is available in stores. Sony released a video earlier advertising the phone and its connectivity features which you can watch below.

The Sony Xperia M is available with four back cover color options, but at the moment the purple option is out of stock, leaving buyers with a choice of black, white, or yellow when buying directly from Sony. The smartphone is being sold unlocked with a price tag of $249.99.

VIA: Xperia Blog